Haas F1 look to add to points tally in Canada

Esteban Guti�rrez takes the corner at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona NNL-160518-100745002
Esteban Guti�rrez takes the corner at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona NNL-160518-100745002
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Haas F1 will be looking to add to their points tally in Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

The Banbury team go into round seven at Montreal eighth in the constructor standings, two points behind seventh-place McLaren and 16 points ahead of ninth-place Renault.

It’s been a challenging start to the season but now we have some consistency and we can build a lot from that

Esteban Gutiérrez

Twenty two points have been earned by Haas F1 via three point-paying finishes, the most of any new team in this millennium.

Romain Grosjean has earned all 22 points but team-mate Esteban Gutiérrez is poised to add to that tally. With back-to-back 11th place finishes in Barcelona and Monaco, Gutiérrez is knocking on the door of a point-paying result.

Gutiérrez said: “It’s been a challenging start to the season but now we have some consistency and we can build a lot from that. I’ll keep pushing.

“The team is doing a great job of learning more about the car, becoming more efficient in developing the car’s setup throughout the race weekend. We’re on track to achieve the results we want and earn as many points as possible.”

Grosjean added: “Hopefully, we don’t have to manage the brakes too much, which is normally a good thing for a driver. For the set-up, you want a stable car for the braking.”