(Motorsport-Total.com) – With only eight lean World Championship points on the account, Haas driver Romain Grosjean with his Formula 1 season 2019, of course, not be satisfied. The Frenchman only made it into the top three times 10. The climax of battle was a seventh place on the Hockenheimring. Compared to teammate Kevin Magnussen, he was clearly the loser.
He was also home only 20 points, nevertheless Grosjean is self-critical in the internal comparison – and above all in one point: “I think I have to improve my starts, because that's really a weakness of mine against Kevin this year. ” Most recently, the 33 year old hardly got off the mark at the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Grosjean only started one at the Yas Marina Circuit Place behind Magnussen, but lost a lot of ground early on. “Kevin battle next to me,” he recalls. “He battle P 10 and I battle P after the first round , I think. So yes, I have to work on not wasting time there. Then maybe we have more chances to be closer to the points. “
The field of his bad The Haas driver has already approached the engineers with his start, reveals team boss Günther Steiner. During the winter, they want to work together to find out how to help the Frenchman. Steiner did not miss the difference between the starts of his two pilots.
“Kevin simply does a good job in this respect,” he says. And Grosjean? “Romain said in the debriefing that the boys have to work with him because he still has problems with the launch up,” confirms the team boss's self-criticism from his driver. For .