‘Grosjean’s race seat is not under threat’


Romain Grosjean won’t be sacked by Haas despite his recent troubles; that’s according to Guenther Steiner.

Grosjean arrived in Monaco on Wednesday facing a three-place grid penalty after causing a collision on the opening lap of the Spanish GP.

It was his second crash in as many races with the Frenchman also retiring from Baku when he hit the wall while the race was under Safety Car conditions.

His incidents have led to speculation that his race seat at Haas could be under threat.

Steiner says that is not the case.

“We didn’t even speak about it,” the team boss told Motorsport.com.

“When somebody has two bad races there’s no point to start rumours, or to start to do things about it.

“The only thing that we need to do is to get Romain back to where he is capable of competing – we all know [he] is a very capable guy.

“I’m not a person when if someone’s on his knees I try to kick him, that’s unfair.

“He knows better than all of us what not to do, [after] Baku and Barcelona.

“But can it happen again? Yes, it could. It’s Monte Carlo. But just to stop the rumours, there was never talk about that.”