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TEAM: Haas F1
Heading to Brazil for the penultimate race of this season, Haas need to “get everything out” of their VF-17 as they look to overhaul Renault in the midfield battle.
As the curtain comes down on Haas’ second season in F1, Gene Haas says if his team isn’t winning within five years, he would have “failed.”
While Guenther Steiner admits Haas may have stopped developing their 2017 car a “bit early”, he is hopeful that the pay-off will be a great 2018 season.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has said he would like to a change in the FIA’s stewarding structure after Fernando Alonso went unpunished for “destroying” Romain Grosjean’s race in Mexico.
Pirelli have announced the tyre choices for the penultimate race of the 2017 season: the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Kevin Magnussen has said his P8 finish in Mexico felt “like a victory”, while team owner Gene Haas rated the Dane’s performance as “10 out of 10”.
The foundations for the future of Formula 1 will be set in stone this week as officials from the FIA and FOM meet in Paris to discuss the regulations for the 2021 season and beyond.
Sergio Perez finished P7 in his home race with team-mate Esteban Ocon two places above. Lance Stroll came P6 on his 19th birthday.
Although Romain Grosjean expected a tough outing in Mexico, he says being out-qualified by Sauber was a “bit of a slap in the face.”
Fernando Alonso caught the eye with an impressive performance in Q1, but Haas and Sauber continue to struggle at the back.