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TEAM: Haas F1
A respectable P14 for Charles Leclerc in qualifying, but it was day to forget for both Haas and Toro Rosso in Baku.
Fernando Alonso enjoyed a solid start in Baku; Force India show signs of improvement.
Haas have put Kevin Magnussen’s points-scoring start to this season down to the Dane being able to drive around problems whereas Romain Grosjean needs a perfect car.
Although McLaren hold down fourth in the championship, Kevin Magnussen believes it is Renault who are the strongest midfield team with Haas also up there.
Haas F1 team boss Guenther Steiner believes the team are finally getting to see the best of Kevin Magnussen thanks to continuity.
Romain Grosjean has said he would “love” to see a budget cap introduced to Formula 1 as it would be “great for the show”.
Romain Grosjean’s Chinese Grand Prix was destroyed by the Safety Car with the Haas driver finishing a disappointing 17th.
Renault grabbed a double points-haul in China while Fernando Alonso scored for McLaren and Kevin Magnussen for Haas.
Renault qualified best of the rest in China, whilst there were signs of improvement at Force India. Both McLaren cars knocked out in Q2.
Kevin Magnussen reckons the FIA doesn’t need to get involved in the spate of pit stop issues, rather teams need to return to a “more safe area”.