Cape Town - Romain Grosjean believes Haas need to up their development
game and their tyre usage next year if they want to take another step forward.
The American squad enjoyed a successful debut campaign last
year as they finished eighth in the standings and they repeated that result
However, on both occasions they started the year well but
their form tailed off as their rivals introduced upgrades.
Grosjean, who was responsible for the team's 29 points this
season, says there is plenty of room for improvement.
When asked about the area that Haas needs to focus on next
year, he is quoted as saying by GPUpdate.net: "I think development. We've
seen two years in a row where the trend is to go a bit down in the year.
"We started twice with a very good platform and we've
"[With the] tyres... [we are] still not up there with
tyre usage and understanding, so they're the two main areas.
"Behind the scenes there a few things we can
co-ordinate better between the factories.
"[There's Ferrari] in Maranello, the one in Dallara,
the one in England, and getting things to run smoother and more efficient [will
Despite a poor second half of the season, the Frenchman
still feels they have "done very well".
"I think it's a good year, it's only our second season
in Formula 1, and there's been a big change of regulation," he said.
"It's always the toughest one, the second one, so I
think we've done very well, going into the last race potentially capable of
finishing sixth in the championship.
"When you know three teams are untouchable it's pretty
good, that's super positive.
"There's a lot of work we need to do in the future, a
lot of areas [where] we can improve, but I think the model is working pretty
"Of course, it's always going to be harder to get up to
the next speed, but that's clearly the target for the future."