Romain Grosjean is confident Haas will deliver a strong reaction to its struggles in last weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix.
After two impressive races which saw Grosjean secure top six finishes in both Australia and Bahrain, Haas struggled with set-up in China as both cars failed to score. Grosjean believes the difficulties will prove to be a good learning experience for Haas in the long run and takes heart from the way the team bounced back from adversity in pre-season testing.
“It was a difficult weekend for us and certainly not the outcome we had wanted,” Grosjean said. “It still feels like it was a negative weekend, but in the near future, I’m sure we’ll see positives from it because it’s in the tough situations you learn the most.
“Hopefully, we can learn what happened. If anything was wrong with the car, what can we do better? What can we do differently? How do we react in a better way if we find ourselves in a similar situation?
“I think it’s one of those things you have to face as a new team, but I’m sure we’re going to react very well, as we have done so far every time.”
And Grosjean says the competitiveness of the grid this year will accentuate the problems any midfield team has if it doesn’t get its set-up right.
“You have a few tools you can use in the car to change and fine-tune things like the aero balance. But when you’re not very happy with your car and the set-up’s not behaving the way it should be, it’s very difficult in a very competitive world to recover.”
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