Grosjean has no regrets with Haas move

Date published: December 19 2016

Haas driver Romain Grosjean said he has no regrets about joining the American team after placing higher than Renault on the Constructors’ Championship table.

Leaving Lotus in 2015 before Renault announced their return to the sport, many thought Grosjean was making a mistake leaving for a completely new team on the grid.

However, despite some underwhelming performances, the Frenchman was somewhat a regular feature in the points throughout the season, eventually outscoring Renault duo Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer.

“On a personal level it has been a great year,” Grosjean said.

“I came here and everybody really wanted my feedback and really wanted me in the team. Of course there are ups and downs as well as frustrations because you are a competitor and you want to push everyone harder.

“Sometimes you want to dance faster than the music, but that’s what you’ve got to try to do; sometimes you’ll succeed and sometimes you’ll fail.

“People were critical of my move from Renault at the time, but I made the right call and I’ve made the right decisions.

“Some people still look for negatives, but I was always going to stay here next year. I also sometimes get stick for complaining on the radio so often, but it is part of the job. If you are not a perfectionist and you do not want to go to the next step, what is the point in coming?”

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