Romain Grosjean completed 96 laps on day 2 of the second winter test at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya in Spain on Wednesday. The Frenchman, driving the VF17 ended the day with the tenth fastest time for the Haas F1 Team with a 01:21.887s and speaking following his time in the car, he commented by saying:
It was a good day in the car. We did most of the program we wanted to do. We’re still evaluating how the car is going and how we can improve the setup and find the weaknesses and strengths. Hopefully, before Melbourne we’ll have the time to make some small adjustments aerodynamically and mechanically to get there and be ready for a good performance. I’m very much looking forward to getting back in on Friday.
Grosjean spent time in the garage as the team worked on solving an exhaust issue and speaking following the day of action, Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner commented by saying:
We got good laps in today, over 90. In the afternoon we had some handling problems, understeer mainly. We need to work on that to get it better. It seems like when it gets warmer it comes up. It’s just one of those things when you go testing you find these things and you find the solutions. We also had a small issue with the exhaust. Every small issue on these cars takes a long time to fix, so we lost 90 minutes in getting it fixed, but nothing particularly bad.
Kevin Magnussen will be back in the car on Thursday.