Romain Grosjean says the Haas F1 team knows where it needs to improve in 2017 and will have “more and more engineers joining” as its gears up for year two.
The American outfit had a pretty impressive first season, particularly at the start, with Grosjean scoring points in three of the first four races, before then adding to its tally in Austria and at its home race in Austin.
In the end it finished with 29 points on the board, placing it eighth in the Constructors' ahead of both Renault and Sauber and as well as Manor.
Quizzed on his feelings and asked if he is confident heading into the winter, Grosjean replied: “We know where to work and we know where to improve.
“There's been a lot of work going already starting building next year's car, all the parts. We had issues at the beginning of the year, with the front wing falling apart and so on. It's all these things we don't want to repeat.
“Now that the team has done one year, everyone has seen it's stable, the financial side is good.
“We're coming to the races, we're committed. It's not just a one-year thing. We're going to have more and more engineers joining, which means we're getting more experience and more performance.”
Pressed on which areas need improvement, Grosjean added the team can make progress right across the board.
“There are lots of areas where we can improve, which is great. We've shown good performance with where we are. But the quality of the parts, the way we react to problems, the way we understand the tyres, the setups, the track, the demands, the way we operate the team, the pit stops, everything [can all be bettered]. It's just an open book, which is great to us,” he concluded.