Haas to bring final 2017 upgrade to COTA
16 October 2017 – Haas will apply its final upgrade package of the season for its home race, the United States Grand Prix, team boss Guenther Steiner has explained.
Haas will be bringing a new floor and updated bargeboard sides to the Circuit of the Americas, as it looks to maximise its chances in a tight midfield battle.
Battle for fifth position:
Williams - 66 points
Toro Rosso - 52 points
Haas - 43 points
Renault - 42 points
"It's the last upgrade for our car this year," said Steiner.
"The modifications are on the bargeboard sides and on the floor of the car. It's easily recognisable when you see the car what has changed."
Romain Grosjean claimed a point for Haas at COTA last season and Steiner is hopeful of adding more this time out, despite the "unpredictable" midfield.
"As I always say, to make predictions this year, in the midfield, is impossible," he commented.
"People wrote us off after Malaysia. They said we'd scored the last of our points this year. Then we came back in Japan with two cars in the points. Anything can happen.
"It doesn't depend only on how we are doing, but how good the other teams are. That's obvious, but by being so tight, anything can happen.
"Last year we scored a point at COTA and we'll try to do better this year."