Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has claimed that a host of upgrades have been added to the VF-19 for this weekends Spanish Grand Prix.
We may only be four races in but like Ferrari the American team’s strong pre-season testing performance sadly hasn't translated onto the race track. Haas have claimed that the new Pirelli tyres where causing them some sises but the manufacture quickly hit back claiming it was in fact Haas's chassis that had a problem.
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is a track where Haas have in the past always excelled, its a fast paced- high energy track that allows tyres to heat up and maintain their temperatures relatively quickly and this why the teams pre-testing performances looked so good.
At a recent press call Steiner said “We’re bringing our first upgrades of the year. A lot of parts on the car will change – the front wing, the floor and a lot of the smaller parts, like mirrors. It’s a quite significant upgrade.
Romain Grosjean on the other hand seems rather more optimistic about the forthcoming upgrades warning they offered no guarantee they would propel Haas to the front of the midfield even if they get the tires working properly “I think it’s important that our updates go in the right direction. It’s important, as we know what we can do there. We’ll see if we can repeat that and understand where our race pace has gone.” .