Haas Formula 1 team principal Günther Steiner admits he is beginning to get frustrated with Romain Grosjean’s form this season.

Steiner has continued to back Grosjean following the Frenchman’s torrid start to the 2018 campaign, which has been littered with a number of missed opportunities and incidents. 

After a brilliant fourth place finish in Austria ended his barren run outside of the points, Haas had hoped Grosjean’s season would get back on track. 

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But Grosjean clashed with teammate Kevin Magnussen on the first lap of the British Grand Prix, before crashing out in a collision with Renault’s Carlos Sainz, meaning the American squad left Silverstone frustrated with just two points to its name. 

“I wouldn’t call this bad luck,” Steiner said. “It’s a little bit frustrating. We all hoped for him that we are going uphill and now we are down again in the dumps and we need to get out of it again. 

“We will get out of it. It’s always hard work. We should put our hard work into scoring points instead of getting up again. 

“We should be up and trying to hit high but in the moment we are using a lot of energy just trying to get out of the dumps. Always chasing instead of trying to move ahead.”

Steiner insists he will continue to support Grosjean but admitted the team could reach “tipping point” with the Frenchman - whose future at Haas remains uncertain - should points-scoring opportunities continue to go amiss. 

“And I will be [supportive] because that is what I need to be because we want to succeed as a team, I don’t know where the tipping point is,” he added.

“I am are not there yet but at some stage as I said before we need to stop losing points, that is the tipping point. We can’t keep on doing this. 

“We are through half of the season and we must have lost a lot of points because of our own mistakes and that is not actually acceptable.”



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