Piola: Haas's package conundrum has no end in sight
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Piola: Haas's package conundrum has no end in sight

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Giorgio Piola

A double points finish at Hockenheim was a timely boost for Haas, even if Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen did make contact again. But while it gathered valuable data, the Formula 1 outfit appears to have made little progress in solving its flaws

Perhaps someone could lend a penny for Gunther Steiner's thoughts right now. The start of the 2019 Formula 1 season promised so much for the Haas team, but has failed to deliver in every conceivable way.

The car looked like a dream to drive, like putty in the drivers' hands. A new black and gold livery appeared as Haas tied up a title sponsor for the first time. And, crucially, after a difficult 2018, a seemingly rejuvenated Romain Grosjean appeared to complement Kevin Magnussen on the driving front just so. Fourth place in the constructors' championship seemed, once again, there for the taking.

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