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TEAM: Haas F1
Halo and its arrival are set in stone, however, that hasn’t stopped Kevin Magnussen from voicing his displeasure over the cockpit protection device.
Romain Grosjean is bullish ahead of the new campaign, saying this year’s Haas is their best Formula 1 car to date.
Mercedes are the latest to be impressed by Haas’ showing at pre-season testing and think they could be firmly in the midfield mix.
Guenther Steiner believes Haas could be in the hunt for fourth place this season despite only finishing P8 last year.
Winter testing is in the books, now all eyes are on Australia. But what shape are each team in as we start to raise the curtain on the 2018 season?
Tyre selections from each team have been revealed by Pirelli as we close in on the season opener in Melbourne on March 25.
Kevin Magnussen may have concluded his pre-season with the second fastest lap time but he says Haas are “getting excited” over it.
Romain Grosjean has said he has safety concerns over the new standing start rule being introduced to Formula 1 this season.
Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton have both dropped well into the 1:18 bracket at the Circuit de Catalunya, while McLaren suffered yet another on-track stoppage.
Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets on the first day of the second test in Barcelona, but there were significant breakdowns at both McLaren and Red Bull.