Steiner eager to address Haas’ braking problems

Date published: October 26 2016

Being plagued by brake issues throughout the season, Haas boss Guenther Steiner has admitted they need to rectify the problem as soon as possible, even it means finding another supplier.

Both Esteban Gutierrez and Romain Grosjean have aired their frustrations at the braking problems, with the former retiring after just 16 laps at the recently concluded USA Grand Prix.

The supplier of the American team’s brakes, Brembo, said they will carry through a thorough investigation into the matter, while Steiner explained they will probably test out other options.

“We will test other materials, we need to do something,” said the team boss.

” We cannot keep on breaking them as Esteban was in a good position. It’s the brakes. Brembo is doing their utmost to help find out, but we need to as well, and do what we need to do for ourselves.

“I don’t know, otherwise we wouldn’t have it. Brembo is investigating, let’s see if they find something wrong with it. We don’t know what it is wrong.”

Steiner also added that the Mexican’s retirement shouldn’t overshadow Grosjean’s points winning performance in Austin on Sunday.

“We had a tough Friday and Saturday so it feels pretty good. But it’s bittersweet because, again with Esteban, a brake failure, it’s nothing to be proud of,” he said.

“But Romain getting into the points from 17th is an achievement and we’re very happy with it and it shows that everyone didn’t give up, they carried on pushing and we got the result for it.”