Looking at the picture, it can be difficult to understand why, but in the midst of all his frustrations about to be obsolete with completely cooked the brakes, was Kevin Magnussen of good cheer.
When one takes all the circumstances into account, there is reason for cautious optimism on the part of Haas.
the Season will NOT be like in 2018, where Haas was often the best midterhold, but after running a half contest in Austria, it seems not to be as it was last year, where drivers the duo always remained quiet on Sundays.
- We have a race car now! We do not run just two laps, and then falls backwards. We are making progress, said Kevin Magnussen afterwards.
Only 11 cars completed, Valtteri Bottas won for Mercedes, and mclaren's Lando scored a who came in third, also Racing Points Sergio Perez was in the game.
Ergo, it was a missed opportunity for Haas and bad timing, that the brakes were in both sides of the garage.
- We do not have a car that can qualify the game well, but we have a car that can make the race. It is really what we have strived for. We need to look at where our great partner, Ferrari, are in the field, and where we are. If you look at it, it's quite impressive, where we are, " says Magnussen.
Before chaos, chance and safetycars lucky off a lucky second place for Charles Leclerc, could monegaskeren neither overtake the McLaren, or Racing Points.
Sebastian Vettels tenth place says everything about the team's problems.
Kevin Magnussen notes that he had nothing to shoot with. Both in defense and attack.
- Now I have a car where I am with a good initially can big the home. Get some positions back, poke your elbows out and get some points home. It is better than last year, he says.
With Ferraris crisis and prosperity, especially from the McLaren and Racing for Points there will be more colors in the game on the podiums in this season. Photo: Leonhard Foeger/Ritzau Scanpix
Premierens specific problem was the cooling of the brakes. Haas had gone for the aggressive approach, in order to squeeze increased the top speed up. The more it cools, the more air resistance, which goes beyond speed.
It showed early with both drivers, why it should be saved on them, which goes beyond the lap times.
Nevertheless kept Him out against Williams, Alfa Romeo, and Renault Esteban Ocoña who pressed behind. Without bremseproblemer had Alpha Tauri also been within range after the dane's conviction.
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- When you save the brakes, release the gas and roll towards the bremsezonen, before you brake. So there is a hole from full throttle to brake. The hole I was asked to do larger and larger; at last we were close to 100 metres. So are you running mormorkørsel and can't run the race, " explains Magnússon.
the Dane teamkammerat had the same problems with cooling, and was not quite so happy with his experience with the car. But his problems started already on the formationsomgangen, told Romain Grosjean to Ekstra Bladet.
- I had no speed in the race. Finally I could not follow Williams. Kevin was in a better situation, but since we found some problems with my car afterwards, it might be a good explanation. Friday was our speed in løbstrim in line with the Alpha Tauri, so I am looking forward to returning in the next week and make it better, he says.
Charles Leclerc's second place was luck and not an expression of Italian strength. In Austria they were on level with McLaren and Racing Points, which is a big step backward. Team boss Mattia Binotto admitted subsequently that they lacks a second: Seven-tenths of them from the lack of top speed and a weaker motor, which also hurts at kunderholdene Alfa Romeo and Haas. Motorudviklingen is more or less frozen now, so there will be no quantum leap in the front.
Lando Norris surprised in qualifying with his fourth place and scored a deserved career first podium. It will not be the last time this season that a McLaren driver standing there.
the Front looks like it is, unfortunately, a WORLD cup showdown between the only Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton. Max Verstappens Red Bull as the nearest persecutor is hardly strong enough to be able to challenge for the title.
Haas car is markedly better than last year, but not in the vicinity of to be able to top midterfeltet. A realistic goal for the team is to beat Williams as well as the Alfa Romeo and the end of the constructor-the WORLD as eights. A great result would be to beat Alpha Tauri and become sevens. Such is the country ...
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