Haas writes third zero number: “A disappointing race”

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(Motorsport-Total.com) – “That was a very disappointing race,” said Haas team manager Günther Steiner the Grand Prix of Italy from the perspective of the US troop together. While Kevin Magnussen has to give up the race, Romain Grosjean only gets to place after a collision and a spin 17 to the finish. It is the third zero number in series.

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“Kevin actually started quite well, but then everything went awry when he was braking,” Steiner explains. The Dane had to continue straight in the first chicane, losing two positions. The car was “difficult” to drive, believes the team boss.

In round Before that, he had worked his way up to eighth place. With a second pit stop, however, he fell back to rank (***********************************************************)

“I tried to keep a lot of people behind me, it's normal for me these days, we were in a good position and many others had problems, but we were just unlucky with that Problem in the end, “believes Magnussen

His consolation: He was over long distances in the top 10 to find. “It looked like we had a chance.” Teammate Romain Grosjean was in the first chicane after starting position Paused by Pierre Gasly, he had to dodge into the emergency exit.

He fell to rank 17 back. “The car was out of balance because we have to look at what exactly happened, but the car was just slow because something must have gone wrong,” suspects Steiner.


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By having the car in the “Anti-stall” mode went, he had to play with the clutch and lost additional time. “I was last after the first corner, I tried to push and catch up, but then I turned in the Ascari chicane.”

At the pit stop, he has his team around asked to adjust the Aero-Balance. That did not help much. After that he had a pit stop, but everything did not help anymore. “There was definitely something wrong with the car today, we have to analyze everything.”

The balance was certainly not the one he spent the rest of the weekend in the VF – 17 found. “He simply could not drive the car,” says Steiner to the point. “We were slow, which is disappointing for the whole team and we have to find a solution to find the missing performance.”