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Team Talk - Sunday in Malaysia

Haas F1 Team

Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team, Malaysian Grand Prix

Romain Grosjean
"I didn't have a great start. I think I was on a wet patch of the racetrack. I got pushed wide at turn four. A car came from the inside and suddenly to the outside, so I had to go wide to avoid him. I was last, and what can you do when you're last after the first lap? The car felt pretty difficult to drive at the beginning. It came back to life on the last pit stop when we put the aero balance in the car. I think we didn't choose the right technical setup this weekend, and I include myself in the decision process. We can learn a lot from the weekend. I'm sure in Japan we're going to get stronger."

Kevin Magnussen
"I got a decent start and made some positions on the first lap. I just tried to hold on, really. We didn't have the pace to properly do something today. It was a long race. I chatted to Jolyon (Palmer) after the race when we got out of the cars. It's always difficult to know what actually happened when you're out there, but he told me what happened about losing his rear end."

Guenther Steiner, team principal
"A better than expected end of the weekend, even if we didn't get points, which is always what we're here for. Starting 16th and 17th, it's difficult to score points. I think we had a good race. We overtook a lot of other people and we showed that the car can do it. Our assessment from yesterday that we just underperformed in qualifying is the correct one. We need to find the pace in qualifying that we found in the race. If we start in a better position, we'll be back in the points. Everybody did a good job. Nobody gave up yesterday. We came back prepared and everyone delivered. All in all, it was a very rough weekend for everybody. It would've been nice to have a point – we didn't – but we're still proud from where we started off and where we ended up."