N after 15 rounds nobody counted at HaasF1 World Cup points. Romain Grosjean drove around the back of the field after a collision on the first lap. And Kevin Magnussen faced a five-second penalty at the pit stop because he briefly overtook Stoffel Vandoorne in the VSC phase. It was no longer enough for Magnussen. For Grosjean it is. Because he survived 68 laps on a set of supersoft tires. The HaasF1 lacked the speed for the big race to catch up. 'We were at the far end of midfield,' said HaasF1 team boss Guenther Steiner.ntreally ruined the training round because he didn't look in the mirror. Either he needs glasses or larger mirrors. ”
But there was another problem that Magnussen threw out of the race in Q1. The Dane lost a lot of time because he was supposed to make way for faster cars that weren't faster at all. “That will be a real problem,” warns Steiner. “The tires are so difficult to get into the window that everyone has a different warm-up procedure. You no longer know whether the other drivers are on a fast or only half-fast lap, you make space, lose time and cool your tires in the process. The race engineer alone is overwhelmed with that. We'll have to hire spotters who have nothing to do but watch the traffic. '