MELBOURNE (Ekstra Bladet): You could almost not believe his own eyes. All precautions were taken. Perhaps nerves played Haas-the mechanics of a pus?
Regardless of what the unthinkable happened again. Wheel nut came wrong: When the wheel wrench spinning, smoking the thread; so-called ‘cross threading’. This time it was discovered in time, but the damage was done.
After 15 laps broke the nut, because it was forced on, says Günther Steiner, en Ekstra Bladet speak with him after the Australia Grand Prix.
- It is as if we are bewitched. Last year we had 20 races after Melbourne without any problems, and then we come back here and have a problem. At least we got 50 percent with the home, next year will be the 100, he says.
- Already on pitstoppet you could see that there was a problem, which caused the deaths of seven seconds. The race was lost there for Romain. Even if he reached the checkered flag, it would have been outside the points.
all of Which underlines HOW close the midterfeltet this season.
Photo: Haas F1 Team
There have been replacements at Haas over the winter, but the mechanic was not new. With a special focus on pit-stop seems the boss that the preparations have been, as they should.
I think not really on accident. To create the kind of self. But I don't think it has anything with the training to do. It just happened.
I said to them, that we should not dwell too much about it. We shall see if anything can be done differently. Maybe some people need to be swapped around, but otherwise, we should just focus on getting the potential out of the car, says Haas-the boss.
Romain Grosjean was obviously disappointed. As in last year, he had done nothing wrong.
I spoke with him and apologized, for it is the right thing to do. It should not happen. But he is good against, because the car is good. It is not his last chance to score good points, " says Steiner.
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