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F1 European GP: Steiner: With strong set-up we can match Toro Rosso

Gunther Steiner feels now the F1 pecking order has settled into the middle chunk of the season his squad can match the pace of Toro Rosso.
Haas F1 team principal Gunther Steiner feels now the pecking order has settled into the middle chunk of the season his squad can match the pace of Toro Rosso with a productive weekend.

After the American team's sprint start to its maiden F1 campaign, with Romain Grosjean taking three points finishes in the opening four race, it has failed to score points in the past four races.

Having struggled to land a competitive car set-up in Baku it left both Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez off the pace of the competitive midfield.

Despite slipping away from the top ten, Steiner is still confident Haas has the potential to battle for points and picks out Toro Rosso and McLaren as rivals it can match with a competitive set-up at each track with its VF-16.

“I'm happy, if we find the set-up,” Steiner said. “It's clearly the fight now where we place, and you see it, I mean normally we can be there with the McLarens which is pretty good.

“On a good day we can be with Toro Rosso, and the rest are too far ahead. The people behind us in normal circumstances we are fine as well. We need to get to the people ahead of us. If we do a good job we can.”

Haas has fallen to eighth in the F1 world constructors' championship but just two points off of McLaren and 10 points behind Toro Rosso.



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26.05.2016 - Free Practice 1, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16 and Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11
18.09.2016 - Race, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 leads Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB12
18.09.2016 - Race, Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16
18.09.2016 - Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW38 leads Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
18.09.2016 - Race, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11
18.09.2016 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31
18.09.2016 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H and Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31
18.09.2016 - Race, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
18.09.2016 - Race, Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16
18.09.2016 - Race, Esteban Ocon (FRA) Manor Racing MRT05
18.09.2016 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31
18.09.2016 - Race, Esteban Ocon (FRA) Manor Racing MRT05
18.09.2016 - Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31 leads Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11
18.09.2016 - Race, Esteban Ocon (FRA) Manor Racing MRT05
18.09.2016 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H leads Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31
18.09.2016 - Race, Esteban Ocon (FRA) Manor Racing MRT05 and Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
18.09.2016 - Race, Helmut Marko (AUT), Red Bull Racing, Red Bull Advisor and Franz Tost, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Team Principal
18.09.2016 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB12 and Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16

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