The Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean was the stand out performer on day 3 of the opening winter test at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya in Montmelo.
The Frenchman completed 82 laps and set the second fastest time of the day with a 1m 25.874s. Over the last three days the VF-16 has completed a grand total of 192 laps. In total, Grosjean covered 237.18 miles of the Barcelona circuit with despite a minor software glitch after lunch.
Speaking following his day in the car, the Frenchman commented by saying:
The morning went without any problems. It was a really good morning. After lunch, we had a software glitch that cost us two small runs, but once we sorted that we were able to do some more mileage. The idea is to see how far the parts can go and which ones will be the first to go, so we did a good job in that aspect. We did the most laps so far in this test, so that’s good. Generally, I’m very happy with the car, very positive. I like driving it. The guys are doing a good job. We found some setup improvements, so that’s very positive for everyone.
Grosjean’s team mate Esteban Gutierrez will be back in the car on Thursday to conclude the first winter test. Speaking following Wednesday’s on track action, Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner commented by saying:
It was a very constructive day. We are pretty happy on what we achieved. We are getting laps together and, for sure, experienced some little problems, but that’s why we’re here. The team seems to be gelling and we’re working hard. There’s a very good atmosphere in the team and we’re making progress.