‘Honda and Haas success is great for Formula 1’

Date published: April 13 2018

Romain Grosjean is the latest to sing the praises of Honda, saying it shows newcomers can succeed.

Honda returned to Formula 1 in 2015 but struggled throughout their three years with McLaren.

This season, now with Toro Rosso, they’ve shown good pace with Pierre Gasly fifth on the Bahrain GP and fourth at the chequered flag.

That, though, isn’t the only success story in the early part of 2018 as Grosjean’s Haas team have impressed many in the paddock.

While the team lost out on a double points-haul in Australia due to pit stop issues, Kevin Magnussen finished fifth in Bahrain.

“I wasn’t happy they [Toro Rosso] were in front of us, but I’m happy that Honda, with a good collaboration with Toro Rosso, managed to get such a good result,” Grosjean told Motorsport.com

“Qualifying everyone was like ‘oh in the race they’re gonna fall down’, but actually no, they finished fourth.

“For Formula 1 in general it is amazing. It shows a constructor, like the Haas project, can be successful after three years.

“I think it’s great for Formula 1. It shows you can do it.”