Haas aiming for "better understanding" of car problems

13-08-2019 13:10
by Adam Newton
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Haas aiming for better understanding of car problems

Haas F1 team boss Guenther Steiner says that his team are focussing on understanding their issue with the 2019 tyres, as they continue to struggle for race pace.

Whilst drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean are often in Q3, they tend to go backwards in the race as they fail to find a good working temperature for the tyres, leading to the team lagging behind the rest of the midfield.

The team are ninth in the constructors' standings, ahead of only Williams, with the ten points they scored in the crazy German GP their only since Romain Grosjean's P10 in Monaco.

Steiner told Autosport, in reply to a question about the remainder of the season: "A battle. A realistic target result-wise I have no idea.

"To get as much understanding as possible between the tyre and the car.

"The car we have got influence [on], obviously, but the tyre... If that is ruling what your aero does you can't do a lot about it, and to find that one out is difficult.

"So I don't really know. [The goal is] to get a good understanding, so we are not falling in this trap next year, but again the tyre will change next year."

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