MELBOURNE (Ekstra Bladet): Over 300 pitstop has Haas-the mechanics made through the winter, and 20 grandprixer has passed since the painful images went around the world a year ago after two missed stop.
No one can blame the mechanics of having slept poorly for fear of a repeat, but the curse has not escaped the us team.
Two slow stop cost, what should have been a sure sixth - and seventh place finish for Haas.
instead, fending off Kevin Magnussen disaster with a flawless effort, that brought him over the finish line as number six. Eight good points to him, but once again, the car at present so good that both drivers in the top ten.
- Perfect race, it sounded over the radio from the dane's new løbsingeniør Gary Gannon.
Fierce battle from the start, but Magnussen got pinched. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
by Contrast, continues Romain Grosjeans incident in Australia in a steady stream. Drømmedebuten for Haas in 2016 with a lucky sixth place is the exception at Albert Park, as the frenchman would otherwise love and qualify well.
He came bad from the start and was overtaken by its Danish teamkammerat already on the way down to the first corner. Under pitstoppet was had to grapple LONG with the left front wheel. This time sat at it, when he resumed the race, but the position of the points had long since smoked.
Halfway withdrew the frenchman of sæsonpremieren - for the third time out of four possible as Haas runs. The message over the radio was a mistake on the suspension characteristics; it looked like the undeniably that the left front wheel not sitting quite as it should ...
- We so strong out throughout the weekend. Pitstoppet cost much time and the position on the track, and then stopped it with a technical error, was the following from an understandably frustrated and disappointed Romain Grosjean.
But neither did Kevin Magnussens stop flow without problems, also it was very slow. So time consuming, that he came out with Nico Hülkenberg just in the gearbox.
They took yet another swing the little, as the German tried overtaking. On quite a fair show closed dane door, which was immediately noticed over the Renault-radio:
- of Course. Why am I not surprised, found Hülkenberg, which was only to put pressure on the stewards.
With Hülkenberg on the seventh continue the fight for the fourth place in the constructor WORLD championship between Haas and Renault where it left off last fall.
Daniel Ricciardo got a terrible debut on the home ground of his new team. From its unfamiliar startplads in the middle down the box he tried an overtaking Sergio Perez, which resulted in a smashed frontvinge, a walk in the grass and a destroyed Renault debut.
the Australian was dropped later.
Magnussen couldn't catch the very best, but put midterfeltet to the wall. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
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From the start of the season, Valtteri Bottas the maximum under pressure to deliver at Mercedes with reservekøreren Esteban Ocoña lurking in the wings. Fin has spent the winter in Finland, and some suggest that he has thought about some good things.
He swept past Lewis Hamilton on the race's first meters and then never return. At the checkered flag was lead to teamkammeraten 22 (!) seconds after a convincing effort.
Max Verstappen rounded out the podium, which also is a few words worth. It is Honda's first podium since comebacket in 2015. I wonder what they are thinking at McLaren, where Carlos Sainz's debut for the team ended with a Renault engine in the brand?
Red Bull's other running Pierre Gasly finished as 11 outside of the points. So difficult is it to overtake on this track.
And the Ferrari? The duo was beaten with almost a minute of Bottas. There is already crisis in Maranello.
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