Rich Energy Haas F1 Team boss Guenther Steiner pulled no punches following Sunday’s Silverstone setback.
Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen fell victim to an opening-lap incident and both retired shortly thereafter in Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
The best that our drivers could bring to the battle was a shovel, to dig the hole we’re in even deeperTeam boss Guenther Steiner
With Sunday’s results, the Banbury team remain ninth in the FIA F1 Constructor’s Championship with 16 points, three behind eighth-place Toro Rosso and Racing Points and 16 ahead of tenth-place Williams.
Steiner said: “It was a very disappointing race for us. I’m just stating the obvious here. The best that our drivers could bring to the battle was a shovel, to dig the hole we’re in even deeper. We need to go back, regroup, and see what we do in future.”
Grosjean said: “We had to retire the car unfortunately. It’s a real shame, we wanted to evaluate both packages on the cars. My car felt really good on the way to the grid, I was encouraged by those laps, and was hoping for a good race.”
Magnussen added: “I think we had a decent weekend going for us but obviously qualifying went worse than we expected. I think we’ve learned some things this weekend about the car, with the experiments we’ve tried.”