F1 »

F1 US GP: Grosjean beams with point on Haas home debut

Romain Grosjean says he's delighted to deliver a top ten finish on his team's home debut at the US Grand Prix as Haas scores its first point in nine races.
Romain Grosjean says he's delighted to deliver a top ten finish on his team's home debut at the United States Grand Prix as Haas records his first points finish in nine races.

On his 100th F1 Grand Prix start, the French driver had been running a solid 12th position and after keeping clear of a late race charge from Renault's Kevin Magnussen the Haas driver profited from Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen retiring ahead of him to clinch a promoted 10th place and with it a first F1 championship point since the Austrian Grand Prix in June.

“It didn't go too badly today,” Grosjean said. “It was a bit of a messy first lap, but I managed to get through everything. Then we went with an aggressive strategy trying to go for it. That worked out pretty well, so I'm happy with that."

United States Grand Prix - Race results

“We were lucky that a few cars retired in front of us but, in the end, we needed to finish the race. It's great to score a point in front of our home crowd. I'm very pleased with that and for the guys, as well. It's been a long time since we scored. It's obviously a great thing to be able to score points at the end of the season.”

Despite Grosjean's joy of first points in nine races, Haas has continued to suffer from persistent brake trouble as Esteban Gutierrez's race was ended after 16 laps with sudden brake failure.



Latest Tweets from Crash.net & GPF1rst

by Haydn Cobb



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
09.10.2016 - Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
Romain Grosjean, 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix, Haas F1 Team (credit Haas)
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.
Sergey Sirotkin (RUS) Renault Sport F1 Team  
19.04.2017.

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.