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TEAM: Haas F1
Fernando Alonso was running in the top 10 before being forced to retire, while there was a double DNF for Haas.
Haas team boss Guenther Steiner has confirmed that the American outfit was told to remove the T-wing ahead of Friday’s second practice as it was flexing significantly.
There were top ten positions on the Friday timesheets in Australia for both Toro Rosso drivers, Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg.
Romain Grosjean is refusing to set any goals ahead of the Australian GP but admits Haas will enter the campaign on the back of a solid pre-season.
Romain Grosjean is refusing to set any goals for the Melbourne race while Kevin Magnussen says it would be a “boost to have a good beginning” with points at the start.
Although Haas are set to start this season with minimal sponsorship on board, team boss Guenther Steiner says he is not worried about the situation.
Haas team principal Gunther Steiner has revealed that Bahrain is a possibility for testing new brakes with Carbone Industrie.
Although proud of what Haas are achieving in F1, Romain Grosjean has not given up on his dream of racing for one of F1’s big teams and winning a World title.
Although many had hoped that F1’s new rules would level the playing field, Guenther Steiner reckons the top three teams are as much as “one and a half second” ahead.
Romain Grosjean believes Haas have to ditch their current suppliers Brembo if they are to finally overcome their brake problems.