Romain Grosjean admitted that the second half of the 2018 season was critical to retaining his seat in Formula One. The Frenchman had a poor beginning to the season compared to his teammate Kevin Magnussen.
Speaking to Motorsport.com, the Haas driver revealed that he was struggling to match expectations in the first half of the year but was sure he could turn around his poor performances.
"He scored a lot early in the year and I didn't score anything. Of course, it was frustrating, it was annoying, it was hard," he explained.
"I was criticised a lot. But I knew that when things will go right, than everything would be settled, and then I will be back.
"There were a few mistakes, a few bad luck, all in together. Mistakes that I shouldn’t have done with my experience. But anyway, it’s always the way you react which is important, the way you come back.
"In sport in general there is no middle. It is either good or bad, but the middle is never really an option."
Grosjean finished the 2018 season in 14th whilst Magnussen ended the season inside the top ten in eighth.