Romain Grosjean is confident that Haas can score more points in the second half of the season, despite its recent slump in performance.
Newcomers Haas surprised everyone on its debut in Australia, where Grosjean finished in a strong sixth place. The Frenchman carried that form in Bahrain, finishing in the top five.
However, since then, the results have been largely mixed, with the American team struggling for both pace and tyre management.
But Grosjean, who has scored all of Haas’ points so far, is confident that his squad can eke out more top 10 finishes after the summer break.
“In the last eight races we've only scored once [at the Austrian Grand Prix], but it does not mean that we cannot score points until the end of the year,’’ Grosjean told GP Update.
“We are going to keep fighting, we are going to keep improving, we are going to keep trying, and then we will see what it's like later on.”
Grosjean rose to prominence in 2013, when his string of podium finishes placed him firmly as F1’s next rising star. While many would rate that season as his best so far, Grosjean is of the opinion that he has performed better in 2015 and 2016.
“I think I've improved a lot in my career. I started quite late – I was 27 when I started Formula 1 for the second time. I feel great in the team,’’ he said.
“I think 2015 and 2016 are my best seasons ever. In 2013 I had six podiums, but I think I'm driving today better than I was before.”
by Rachit Thukral