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Haas starts allocating resources to 2018 car

Haas F1 Team-Kevin Magnussen
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The Haas F1 Team has already started to turn its focus to its 2018 charger, according to team boss Guenther Steiner.

In its second year on the gird, the US outfit is seventh in the Constructors' standings after F1's tenth round, four points adrift of Toro Rosso and three in front of Renault. 

Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean finished 12th and 13th, respectively, in Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone following a difficult day in the office for both drivers.

"It’s been an average weekend," admitted team principal Guenther Steiner.

"We didn’t get in the points, but Kevin’s race pace was good. We lost a few positions at the start and that’s where we ended up.

"Again, we had a similar race pace to all our competitors – we were just in a worse spot. I’m still confident in our car. In the midfield, we can battle.

"This time we were just at the lower end of our group. It changes around every weekend. It’s not what we wanted, but still, we finished with both cars. On we go to Hungary."

Steiner said that the team had made progress at Silverstone with its chronic brakes issues, affecting mainly Grosjean. 

"Both drivers were fine with the brakes, but this track was just one step towards the final solution," he said.

The Austrian also revealed that more resources would now be allocated to next season, with its 2018 car slowly taking form on the drawing board.

"Our full focus is on 2018 now," Steiner confirmed to Ekstra Bladet newspaper.

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