The Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean completed 78 laps on day 3 of testing at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya in Montmelo on Thursday.
Following an extremely tough two days on Tuesday and Wednesday for the Kannapolis based outfit they were able to complete some good mileage with Grosjean ending the day with the 12th fastest time of the day.
Grosjean’s fastest time was a 1m 27.196s and speaking following his run in the car the Frenchman commented by saying:
Not an easy day, not an easy week for us, so far. The first week of testing went very well. The second has been a bit tricky. We’ve had some challenges with the brake-by-wire system on the car, which has made things a bit complicated. However, we’re working on it. At the end of the day, I had an off on turn nine. So it wasn’t the best finish, but I think now we know where to look to get the car back to where it should be. Hopefully, tomorrow is a much better day.
Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner commented by saying:
It’s been a challenging day. However, we managed to get some running in, so that was a positive. We had some issues with the brake-by-wire system while trying to develop it. We’re still working on it and, therefore, it caused Romain to have a few offs, but this is what testing is about. We’re here to learn and, hopefully, we’ll be back out tomorrow to get some more laps in and understand the car better.