Haas Formula 1 chief G?nther Steiner felt the American team's Russian Grand Prix weekend was "pretty crap" as numerous issues stunted its hopes of scoring points for the third consecutive race.

Despite switching to Carbon Industrie brakes ahead of the Sochi weekend following a successful test in Bahrain, Haas reverted to its old Brembo parts after experiencing a number of issues on Friday.

Romain Grosjean qualified last after being caught out by a late yellow flag in Q1, and then crashed out at Turn 2 after tangling with Renault's Jolyon Palmer.

Team-mate Kevin Magnussen worked his way up to 10th early on, only for a penalty for rejoining the track incorrectly after running wide at Turn 2 to scupper his hopes of points.

"We know what we can do," Steiner said. "It's not like sometimes you have to have these crappy weekends and you just need to get ready again for the next one. It's nothing you can do about it. It's water under the bridge, you cannot change it anymore.

"What you learn, you learn always from any situation, and we try to be better next time, and I think we can.

"Sure, I'm pissed off with the weekend, as you get when you have a weekend like this. Almost everything that can go wrong went wrong, but again it doesn't make me say 'oh, now the year is over and we're on our knees'.

"No, we will get up. I'm convinced we have got an upgrade coming for Barcelona. We just need to keep on going and we will be back."

While Steiner was quick to brush off Magnussen's penalty, he admitted he was unsure whether or not the Dane would have reached the points, but felt the weekend had been wasted regardless.

"It's always a waste," Steiner said. "If [Magnussen] would have made them or not, I'm don't know, but for sure it didn't help us. A five-second penalty put us where we were. Before the five second penalty, we were 10th, so you never know.

"Sure, it didn't help the case to make points, but what can you do. It was a pretty crap weekend for us here. One drama after the other one."

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