Haas in 'a very difficult situation'

Once again struggling for grip and pace in Austria, Romain Grosjean concedes Haas must be doing something “not quite right.”

The Frenchman started the Austrian Grand Prix 11th on the grid to his team-mate Kevin Magnussen’s P10.

71 laps later they were down in 16th and 19th places respectively.

It was the third successive point-less grand prix for Haas, who continue to struggle with race pace on the 2019 Pirelli tyres.

Grosjean admits they are “obviously” getting something wrong.

“It’s a tough one, it’s really hard to understand where the grip is going, and how we can make the car go faster,” he said.

“I had no grip on those first few laps, then just no pace in the race.

“It’s been a very difficult afternoon with no balance, I was fighting the car as hard as I could.

“We’re in a very difficult situation. We’ll work on it, we’ll find it, it may take some time.

“I’m sure our guys have got the resources to get on top of our issues.

“There’s obviously just something that we’re not doing quite right.”

Team boss Guenther Steiner billed Haas’ grand prix as “amazing” but in a negative sense.

“A disappointing race, obviously,” he said. “Running around like that is negatively amazing.

“After qualifying in fifth position, to then have a race like this, I can’t say anything other than it’s disappointing.

“We’ll keep working on it, try to get a better understanding of why this kind of performance is happening from qualifying to the race.

“We just do not understand it, at the moment we have no clue.”

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