Romain Grosjean continues to fight for a contract next season have a tricky six months. His future is in doubt and is likely to be decided over the next few races. His boss, Guenther Steiner, asks him to be more consistent replicating results like Austria and Italy in the process.
It took the Frenchman almost half the season before scoring his first points. Meanwhile, his team-mate was scoring on regular occasions. Grosjean also made plenty of silly mistakes including a crash under the safety car in Baku.
Speaking after the Italian Grand Prix to Motorsport, Steiner made it clear what he wants from his driver.
"What we need to get from him is to keep it at that level and not going up and down, the fluctuation. You always get fluctuation, but it is just how much you can fluctuate. I think he is doing pretty good at the moment."
Grosjean has climbed up to 14th in the drivers' standings over recent weeks. Without his mistakes, Haas would be much closer to 4th place. If he produces his best racing, with consistency, the 'best of the rest' battle will go to the wire.
Grosjean himself knows full well about the issues and is confident he will address them to impress his boss.
"Initially I struggled with the setup, which may have hampered a bit my confidence. I made mistakes that I shouldn't have done. Baku was a painful one and took some time to digest it," said Grosjean.
Now I'm back to where I want to be and I enjoy racing, I enjoy driving and looking forward to go racing."