Haas back to pre-season form in Spain – Grosjean

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In the round-up: Romain Grosjean says Haas is back to the level of form it showed in pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.


What they say

Grosjean says the VF-19 was able to get its tyres into the correct operating window immediately in practice.

It just went in from the beginning, went back into the window we found in winter testing. Obviously we haven’t been crazy, we know where the window is, it’s just how do we get in.

It’s narrow, it’s small, it’s difficult to achieve, it’s a bit sad that the only talking point on Monday is who got the tyre to work and who didn’t. But I guess it’s the way it is.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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Felix Rosenqvist, Ganassi, Indianapolis, IndyCar, 2019
Felix Rosenqvist, Ganassi, Indianapolis, IndyCar, 2019

Felix Rosenqvist claimed his first IndyCar pole position for today’s race on the Indianapolis road course. He shares the front row with Ganassi team mate Scott Dixon, who bumped Jack Harvey off the front row with his last lap. Harvey, a part-time driver for Schmidt Peterson, out-qualified the team’s regular drivers Marcus Ericsson and James Hinchcliffe.

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Comment of the day

John has an idea how to talk Ferrari out of their power of veto over F1’s rules:

Ferrari shares are well up, road car sales are booming. F1 is the best advertisement Ferrari could possibly have… call their bluff.

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21 comments on “Haas back to pre-season form in Spain – Grosjean”

  1. ColdFly (@)
    11th May 2019, 0:53

    Giving us an exclusive look by posting it on the internet ;)

    1. What are talking about? that clip is full of relatable characters!!

  2. I for one am sick of tyres being the dominant concern in F1… I want to see races without the mention of the word “TYRES!

    1. @alex-bkk – are you tyred of it, or do you just want that entire topic retyred?

    2. @alex-bkk, perhaps then starting a tread about the tyres is not the best.
      Your just compounding on the subject.

      1. @uneedafinn2win – and patience is wearing thin, isn’t it? ;)

    3. ColdFly (@)
      11th May 2019, 8:35

      We seem to be going round in circles on this topic.

      1. There seems indeed to be a common thread here

        1. Oh shoot I’ve run over the same ground you already have with my last comment. Anyway let’s hope it ends up being a good year in the end.

    4. Let’s introduce tracks as on tanks.

  3. Yeah okay, oil leak, still not where they want to be after 2 practice sessions. And Horner says get rid of Fridays 🙄

    1. ColdFly (@)
      11th May 2019, 8:37

      He wants to dedicate the Fridays to repairing oil leaks.
      Maybe FIA can award a point for the biggest leak.

  4. Weird that the teams have been granted an additional set of the intermediate tyres given that no rain is expected for the remainder of the weekend.

    1. Maybe they’re finally going to turn on the sprinklers!

      1. @sundark – I can picture Bernie chuckling as he quickly sneaks around to where the sprinkler valves are!

  5. cotd how naive. last veto saved f1, actually bernie knew that, their pu price cap proposal was going to drive all manufacturers out, bernie pushed it forward to force the veto out, in the end they wanted the teamms and f1 to finally sign an agreement.

    1. @peartree

      That doesn’t mean that Ferrari will misuse a veto for personal gain in the future. Why should one team have the right to veto? It’s against the ethos of sport in general. I can’t even believe people are arguing in Ferrari’s defence for this absolutely disgraceful situation in F1.

      1. @todfod In an ideal world there should be no veto, but focussing on the veto is deflecting from the root of f1’s problems.

        1. @peartree

          I agree. There are bigger issues that they need to tackle. Distribution of prize money is probably their highest priority. Now imagine if Ferrari decides to veto the wealth distribution.

          Ferrari’s right to veto is wrong on many levels… And giving them this right is just asking for trouble. In my opinion it’s the most obvious decision… They don’t deserve it.

          1. BlackJackFan
            12th May 2019, 3:29

            How can anyone actually deserve it…!?

          2. @todfod the big problem is racing and the reason behind this is lobbying rules and collusion across teams.

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