Steiner rues 'worst day' for Haas amid issues
28 July 2017 – Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner feels Friday's running at the Hungarian Grand Prix was the "worst day" for the squad so far after a catalogue of issues.
Friday driver Antonio Giovinazzi lost the rear end of the VF-17 on the run to Turn 11 and crashed out, feeling there to be a problem with the car.
The damage caused by Giovinazzi's off meant Kevin Magnussen missed the bulk of the second session and completed only 11 laps, due to red flags elsewhere.
Romain Grosjean, meanwhile, brushed the barriers during FP1 after spinning through Turn 9, an incident which required a new rear wing.
He went on to repeatedly complain about the balance of his car, reporting both understeer and oversteer, as he finished only 18th fastest.
"A miserable day today," summed up Steiner following the conclusion of the second session.
"It must be our worst day since we started here a year-and-a-half ago. I don't know where to start with all that happened.
"We crashed two cars in FP1. One was pretty heavily damaged, but thanks to the hard work of the guys we at least got Kevin out so he could do a few laps.
"Romain's car was less damaged and he could get out, but we just struggled to find a balance. It's going from oversteer to understeer and we haven't found out why yet, so we keep on working."
Grosjean added: "It was a pretty tough day for the whole team.
"We've been struggling with the balance all day. I think we can quote it as one of our worst Fridays since we started Haas F1 Team."