Grosjean impressed by proactive Haas


After suffering two off-track incidents during pre-season testing in Barcelona, Haas racer Romain Grosjean has expressed his delight at the way the American team reacted.

The Frenchman was not discouraged by the fact that he and his racing partner Esteban Gutierrez had the fewest number of laps than of the other team on the grid, mainly because they had to withstand long stints in the pits.

Instead, Grosjean explained that he expected there would be some issues at beginning of his Haas career and added that it was a positive sign that the team handled the matter in a calm and precise manner.

"It is impressive. The way everyone has been working everywhere, the way they have been reacting to problems and the morale has never been down even though there have been some difficult times, so it is a good team," the 29-year-old told

"It's been tough for everyone, especially for the guys who are away from their home for one month.

"First week was very good, the second week a bit less good but for a new team I think we impressed everyone. But they have done an amazing job, they've been on it all the time. They can relax a little bit and next week we need to work hard to prepare for Melbourne."