Grosjean happy with Haas upgrades
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Haas' Romain Grosjean insists he has faith in the team's upgrades despite enduring a nightmare weekend at the Singapore Grand Prix.
The American team took new upgrades for the race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, but things did not work out as they had hoped, with Grosjean crashing twice during Saturday's practice and qualifying, while brake failure meant he could not even start the race itself.
Despite his struggles in Singapore, Grosjean remains confident the upgrades can prove successful, starting at next week's Malaysian Grand Prix.
"I think the updates work. Are we using them properly? I don't know," Grosjean is quoted by Crash.net. "We are still missing some channel to check everything in terms of aero data but I tried the new front wing versus the old, we kept the old one as a known quantity, but the new one didn't feel too bad."
The Frenchman did concede that he was unsure why the upgrades had not worked properly in Singapore, but he remains hopeful any issues can be ironed out for the trip to Kuala Lumpur.
"It is weird, we changed the rear wing, we changed the drums, the floor after the crash and the behaviour is the same," he added.
The 30-year-old is currently 13th in Drivers' Championship standings, but he has not claimed a point since he finished seventh at the Austrian Grand Prix in July.