Romain Grosjean says he will continue to manage expectations coming into the Chinese Grand Prix weekend as he looks to not become carried away by Haas' superb start to its maiden F1 season.
The Frenchman has delivered sixth and fifth place results from the opening two races in Australia and Bahrain, raising anticipation that Haas can be considered a competitive threat at each event despite its new team status.
However, Grosjean plays this down, insisting each round requires Haas to 'restart from zero' and temper expectations of similar results.
“We did not expect to beat our Australia result in Bahrain, and we did. We restart from zero, we have to manage expectations and not think that it's a given that we are always in the top six. It's a brand new track for us and very different with its front limitations. We really have to work around that to see how our car is performing here.
Grosjean says Haas will be bringing updates for its VF16 for the first time this weekend and he is curious to see if they will work as hoped.
“It's the first time we are bringing upgrades as well, so it will be good to see if they are working as we think they are and everything is going in a good direction. That's going to be interesting.”