Haas have to ‘step up our game’ in 2019

Date published: January 6 2019

Romain Grosjean: Talks Haas 2019 targets

Romain Grosjean has said that Haas need to “step up our game” if they are to target a P4 finish in the World Championship standings.

Haas’ closer relationship with Ferrari helped see the American outfit emerge as a strong midfield runner in 2018, but costly retirements in the first half of the season saw them finish P5 behind Renault.

Grosjean is wary of the changes that could arise in the pecking order with new aerodynamic regulations on the way, but still sees no reason why Haas cannot finish best of the rest.

“It will be a big challenge, especially with the big change of regulation, but I think our goal will be to try and get fourth, behind the top three,” Grosjean said to Autosport.

“So we’ll have to step up our game. What we’ve learned is that we changed league, from the back of the midfield to the front of the midfield.

“There are things that you can do, mistakes that you could do, but now you cannot, because everything counts, you need to be more precise, you need to be more accurate.

“But it’s been a great year in terms of learning all of that, so the team is now ready to keep improving, keep going and if the baseline of the car is as good as it was [in 2018], there is no reason that we shouldn’t be able to fight for fourth.”

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