Haas frustrated at missed opportunity
15 May 2017 – Haas drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen were left frustrated by missed opportunities after respective issues at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Grosjean was caught up in the Turns 1/2 drama, which left him in traffic, unable to make significant progress.
He inherited the final point for 10th place on the penultimate lap, but it came at the expense of his team-mate, who picked up a puncture while battling Daniil Kvyat for ninth.
"I had a good start, then into Turns 1 and 2 there were a lot of cars spinning," said Grosjean.
"I had to go on the astroturf to avoid them. If that hadn't been the case, I'd have been next to [Nico] Hülkenberg or in front of him and the race would've been different.
"The pace was there on the Softs, but I was always into traffic. On Mediums – I really struggled to get those tyres to work."
Magnussen held eighth during the first stint but slipped behind Carlos Sainz Jr. at the second round of stops, before the penultimate lap brush with Kvyat demoted him to 14th.
"It's annoying, we could've had the points with both cars, so it's pretty disappointing," he said.
"I gave it everything I had. If we had finished in the points, that would've been a good result for us. I'm very disappointed not to do that."