Steiner calm over fourth point-less race in a row

Date published: June 21 2016

Finishing their fourth straight race without a point, Haas team Principal Guenther Steiner has claimed that they are still making process despite their shortcomings.

During the recently concluded European Grand Prix, drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez ran into trouble which negatively altered their race.

According to Steiner, the Frenchman had debris stuck in his radiators while his Mexican teammate suffered an early hiccup when he collided with Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg on the first lap.

The Italian also added that although it may seem like they have dropped in performance, it is not the case as unforeseeable incidents have been hiding their progress.

"At the start, Esteban had contact with [Nico] Hülkenberg and lost part of the front wing and a piece of the floor," Steiner said.

"This resulted in us having to call him in to change the wing and that ruined his race.

"Romain was going well. We would've liked to have him stay out longer on the first set of tyres, but once we changed them it was looking good until he had to come in again.

"The radiators [had] to be cleaned out as we collected some debris. His race pace was good, but we couldn't risk having the engine overheating.

"We're still aiming for points. We had very good pit stops and we're making progress, so now we look ahead to the next race."