The HAAS drivers Arose since the class of the midfield since the grid was Put for Its first F1 race of the Summer, Romain Grosjean and Magnussen qualifying sixth and seventh behind the two Mercedes, two Ferraris, Also Max Verstappen’s RedBull.
Magnussen was impressed with all the performance, asserting that he can not fathom that his car isn’t the class of the whole field.
“I presume generally all the cars are more durable than last year, but, you understand, it’s an excellent vehicle,” he said. “Plus it’s crazy to believe that there are other cars which are faster than that, because it feels very, quickly.
“We’ve been imagining of our potential, but it’s always… you realize, no matter what it is, it’s almost always a nerve-racking time because you believe you know where you are, but then you WISh to proceed and prove it OnTrack.
“Today we did.”
The Dane reckons he could have matched Grosjean’s pace also, declaring a mistake in Q3 cost him a number of tenths.
“It was a so **t lap,” he said.
“I didn’t find everything from this that I should possess, also left a big mistake in Q1 that meant I had to use yet another group [of tyres] to get through.
“which means that you have only one set for Q3, that is crazy, because we ought to have been so easily through on just one set in Q1.
“That was my bad, and then you do a lap, you’ve only one shot Q3 and which wasn’t overly pretty.
I braked too late in Flip 6, arguably the car gets good traction, so that it was merely turning anyway , got straight in power — but I lost quite a lot of time “
Grosjean, meanwhile, wasn’t amazed by HAAS’ impressive showing in qualifying, revealing the team retained some performance up its own sleeve Friday.
“Since we knew we were strong, and the car felt good, and yeah, we knew how far we had in margin in term of engine style usage,” he said.
“We did a bit in FP3 simply to find top speed and also a flying points, but then we unleashed everything in quali.”
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