Steiner: British GP the toughest day yet for Haas F1

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Haas Formula 1 team principal Guenther Steiner called Sunday “toughest day since we started this adventure” after a difficult British Grand Prix.

Haas drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez were hopeful of points after qualifying 13th and 14th respectively at Silverstone on Saturday.

However, Grosjean was forced to retire after 17 laps due to a loss of drive, while Gutierrez was the last car running on-track, one lap down in 16th place.

“For sure, it’s been our toughest day since we started this adventure,” Steiner said after the race.

“There were a few issues today. When we double stopped, we had a problem with the tire change on Esteban’s car.

“Then we had the power go down on all our systems. We didn’t have any GPS maps, so we didn’t know when to call them in and when not. Then Romain had a transmission failure ending his race.

“You always learn from your mistakes. We’ll work on getting ready for Hungary now, but we have to do better again.”

Despite not finishing the race, Grosjean was able to take some positives from the weekend.

“Well, the weekend didn’t end positively as we had a technical issue in the race, forcing our retirement,” Grosjean said.

“We were very slow on intermediate tires. That’s something we need to work on and understand.

“On a positive note, the car felt good on the high-speed corners, and qualifying was very tight. We almost made it to Q3, so that was great.

“We’ve had a lot of learning opportunities again this weekend. We have to take that as a positive. I’m very much looking forward to going to Hungary now.

“Our biggest challenge will be to get our tires to work, but when they do, the car feels very good.”