Descent and penultimate place – Haas results in MonzaSeptember 8, 2019
The Italian Grand Prix for the Haas team ended unsuccessfully – Kevin Magnussen came down due to problems with hydraulics, and his partner Roman Grosjean finished penultimate, ahead of only Robert Kubica.
Roman Grosjean (16th): “A very difficult day. My car was hit in the first corner, because of which the system worked, preventing the engine from stalling. I had to go through the foam blocks – as a result, I was the last at the exit of the first turn. I attacked, trying to recoup, but it turned me around in Ascari.
I went to the pits and asked the team to remove some aerodynamic elements, because the aerodynamic balance was very much shifted to the front axle. We did it, but the car still remained unbalanced. I again stopped in the boxes, and we removed another percent of the aerodynamic balance, but the balance did not improve.
Certainly, something was broken in the car today – the balance was completely different than during the weekend. “
Kevin Magnussen (gathering): “At the end of the race I had problems with the hydraulics, so I had to get off. Until that moment, everything was in order. I held back rivals, which has become quite familiar to me lately. Given the above, I took a good position, but we just had no luck with the problems that arose towards the end of the race.
The positive points include the fact that from the start to the descent I rode in the top ten. The result does not fully reflect the picture, but at least we are struggling. We are capable of certain results, but now I’m saddened by the descent. “
Gunter Steiner, Team Leader: “We are disappointed with this race. Kevin started well, but it all went wrong when he blocked the tires. The machine was difficult to drive, and due to problems with the hydraulics, he had to get out.
As for Roman, he was hit in the first corner – after that the car was unbalanced. You need to understand what happened, but the car lost speed, probably something broke. We tried to fix the balance at the pit stop, but it was impossible.
A disappointing weekend for the whole team. “We need to regroup and continue working until we find a way to regain speed.”
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