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Haas find solution for Grosjean’s Singapore troubles - American team work to improve Romain's mood

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Haas find solution for Grosjean’s Singapore troubles
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Romain Grosjean found himself unable to start the Singapore Grand Prix, failing to even make it to the grid on Sunday. That was the end of a really brutal weekend for the Haas driver, which included two separate crashes on Friday and Saturday, and then a brake-by-wire issue on the Sunday that kept him in the garage while the rest of the field was racing.

Grosjean proclaimed it to be the worst weekend of his F1 career, and has said the car is also the worst he’s driven, which isn’t new – he also said that about the Lotus he was driving in 2014. Haas haven’t taken it to heart though, team boss Gunther Steiner said: “He gets emotional about it but he gets it back. He’s frustrated but I spoke with him and said ‘let’s get better in Malaysia, let’s see the glass half full.”

There’s some good news that will help with the positive attitude, as the team have located the brake-by-wire issue. The bad news is it was just a connector that fell off. Meanwhile, the squad also hope to introduce their new front wing design this weekend in Sepang, after holding it back in Singapore due to the unique nature of that circuit.