Mexican GP

Grosjean brands 21st ‘unacceptable’

It has been another tough weekend for Haas, with Romain Grosjean start on the back row of the grid with the team struggling to work out the tyres in time for qualifying.

Haas were also struggling in Austin, after turning it around in the race by picking up another point this season, but the troubles have also found their way to Mexico City. Romain Grosjean, often openly critical over the radio about the performace of the car didn’t hold back after the qualifying hour, claiming: “I really don’t know what’s happening.

“The car was good in FP1 and it was alright on the first run this morning in FP3, but after that it’s just gone nowhere. We really need to try to analyze what’s going on as something is clearly not going right.

“Last on the grid is unacceptable for us.

“Top speed has been fine, but there’s no grip and no balance. You can manage poor grip and drive around it if you’ve got a balanced car, but combined, there’s just nothing you can do. One corner will be oversteer, the next understeer. It’s weird the way it’s behaved here. It’s been a rough weekend for everyone, but hopefully we can come back.”

Teammate, and local driver Esteban Gutierrez faired slightly better in front of his home crowd, but could only make it to 17th on the grid and didn’t make it through to Q2 either.

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