Romain Grosjean is bullish ahead of the new campaign, saying this year’s Haas is their best Formula 1 car to date.
The Frenchman had a solid pre-season as the VF-18 delivered on both pace and reliability.
As such Grosjean is feeling confident in the build-up to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
“The VF-18 has a very good baseline. The feeling I get in the car is very good, which is the main thing. It’s a good-looking car,” he said.
“We know where we can update it and try to get more performance from it. We’re going to work on that.
“I think it has a good consistency and a very good platform that all of us, as drivers, want.
“I think it’s the best car we’ve ever had so far for Haas F1 Team.”
No pain no gain💪💪💪
Feeling ready for the season to start 🔥👍🔥 pic.twitter.com/BqUTeV4JfP
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) March 16, 2018
Asked if he feared early season reliability issues, something that plagued Haas last year, he replied: “No, I don’t think so. I think 2017 was our most challenging season due to the change in the regulations.
“I think for 2018, we’ve prepared very well, and early on. I’m hoping we’ve done a great job.
“Obviously, we’re going to see from the first races where we are, then try and keep up the development. I think this year’s a bit more straightforward.”