Relief for Steiner as Haas finally deliver in Barcelona

Team boss Guenther Steiner was relieved to see it all come right in Barcelona.

Thursday, 16th May 2019, 9:46 am
Romain Grosjean on his way to tenth place in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix NNL-190513-101435002

Rich Energy Haas F1 Team drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean delivered their first double-points result of the season in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.

It was the Banbury team’s eighth double-points finish since joining F1 in 2016 in the fifth round of the FIA F1 World Championship at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya.

Steiner said: “We maybe lost a couple of points but we’re all happy to move forward from here, everything is fine. It’s been a good weekend points-wise, with getting two cars into the points.

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“Hopefully we can learn a lot from the test here, so we can do the same in Monaco and Canada. At the moment it looks like they’ll be a little bit more difficult for us, because of the track layouts, but I think we can still score points.”

Grosjean said: “It’s been a good weekend, we’ve had good pace. Before the safety car we were running on our own, doing a good race, I was happy that.

“The restart was a bit more complicated, it wasn’t ideal for me as I lost a few positions in there. Overall, I’m happy with the way we’ve acted this weekend, happy we’ve shown that the car is fast. Now it’s onto the next one.”

Magnussen added: “It was good race in terms of pace, we had strong pace especially towards the end. I didn’t have that many problems with tyres.

“It’s been much better for us this time. We had a brilliant second pit-stop from the team when the safety car came out.”