Haas F1 driver quotes ahead of Italian Grand-Prix

Haas F1 driver quotes ahead of Italian Grand-Prix

29.08.2017: ROMAIN GROSJEAN How has the technical partnership with Ferrari been and how has

 
ROMAIN GROSJEAN




How has the technical partnership with Ferrari been and how has it evolved as Haas F1 Team went from designing a car to building it first racecar to building the current-generation car which featured a drastically different rules package?



“The relationship with Ferrari is very good. We owe them quite a lot, to be able to be on the grid and performing with a good engine, gearbox, and suspension – all those parts come from Ferrari. That means a lot to us, and clearly going to the Italian Grand Prix we’re going to feel some of that fan support for ourselves, which is great.”
 



How crucial has Dallara and Ferrari been in allowing Haas F1 Team to be competitive in not only its first year, but its second year when another new car needed to be built?



“It’s key to us to have Ferrari and Dallara behind us. Without them it would’ve been very difficult for us to be on the grid the first year and to be competitive, and again this year. We have a lot of Italian in our DNA.”
 



Monza is the fastest track Formula One visits. What are your expectations this year with the current-generation car?



“I think it’ll be pretty good. It may be one of the circuits where we don’t improve the lap time that much compared to the past. It’s going to be fun though, with big straight lines and a lot of low downforce. The Lesmo corner and the Ascari chicane – they’re great fun.”
 



A 1:19.525 lap set by Juan Pablo Montoya during practice for the 2004 Italian Grand Prix is widely regarded as the fastest Formula One lap of all time, as his average speed was 262.242 kph (162.950 mph). Will that time be eclipsed this year at Monza and a new benchmark for speed set?



“It would be nice. We love going fast, so I’m looking forward to see if we can go for it.”
 



Where are the overtaking opportunities at Monza?



“The good thing with Monza is there’s lots of overtaking opportunities. There’s turn one, three, eight and then the Parabolica. It’s more or less every single braking event.”
 



Is overtaking at Monza a bit like a drag race where it’s about who can get on the power the fastest and most effectively?



“I think qualifying’s going to be key to finding the right tow. The race is always fun to play with the tow and having some fun overtaking maneuvers. We’ll see where we are and how well we get the car to work. There aren’t that many corners so it’s very hard to get the tires to work properly, but we’ll be on it.”
 



Monza is a track with a lot of history and home to some of Formula One’s most passionate fans. Can you describe the atmosphere there?



“The atmosphere is crazy in Monza. The Tifosi, the fans – they’re just great. The track is in the middle of a park. It’s like nowhere else. There are so many people coming and watching, cheering for the drivers and, of course, for Ferrari. The atmosphere is electric. I love it.”
 



Have you had the opportunity to walk around the old portions of Monza, specifically the oval? If so, what ran through your mind when you saw the banking and realized cars in the late 1950s and early 1960s actually raced wheel-to-wheel there?



“It was crazy! You can barely stand up at the top of the oval. We still go underneath part of it at the Ascari chicane. It was definitely a different time, a different era of safety measures. I’m sure it was good fun, though.”
 



Would you have liked to have competed in that era just to see what it was like, or do you prefer to compete with the latest and greatest technology available?



“I’d compete anytime. I’ve always loved Formula One racing, no matter the era.”
 


Do you have any milestones or moments from your junior career that you enjoyed at Monza?



“My first race in Formula Renault 2.0 in 2004 – the Eurocup Series – was at Monza, and I was on the front row after qualifying. That was quite good. Certainly a happy memory.”
 



What is your favorite part of Monza?

“I like the two Lesmos turns, the ‘Curva di Lesmos’.”
 



Describe a lap around Monza.


“You cross the start-finish line going into the first chicane with big braking, dropping down to second gear. Then you’ve got important acceleration going into the second chicane, which is a bit faster, a bit more curb usage on the exit. You then try and carry as much speed through the two Lesmos turns. Then you go under the old oval and into the Ascari chicane.



There’s big braking here, with a bump. It’s always tricky to get the car there. Then you really want to go early on power to get to the Parabolica. There’s another very long straight line, with very late braking to the Parabolica. Again, tricky throttle application heading toward the start-finish line to set your lap.”
 
 
 
 
 
KEVIN MAGNUSSEN




After coming from a factory team in Renault, what has the technical partnership with Ferrari been like, especially as Haas F1 Team developed its current-generation car which features a drastically different rules package?



“It’s been a great help for the team having this partnership with Ferrari. It’s obvious that Ferrari is one of the leaders in F1 technology and we’ve benefitted from that relationship.”
 


How crucial has Dallara and Ferrari been in allowing Haas F1 Team to be competitive in not only its first year, but its second year when another new car needed to be built?



“I’ve only been a part of it since the second year, but I know the support we get from Dallara and Ferrari is extremely useful.”
 



Monza is the fastest track Formula One visits. What are your expectations this year with the current-generation car?



“It will be fun, as every track has been this year with the new cars. It’s a lot more fun to drive and more challenging. Monza might be one of the tracks that we aren’t going to be that much faster, if at all. These new cars are strong in the corners, but not so much in the straights.”
 



A 1:19.525 lap set by Juan Pablo Montoya during practice for the 2004 Italian Grand Prix is widely regarded as the fastest Formula One lap of all time, as his average speed was 262.242 kph (162.950 mph). Will that time be eclipsed this year at Monza and a new benchmark for speed set?



“I don’t think we’ll be strong enough on the straights, but we’ll see. Maybe it will.”
 



Where are the overtaking opportunities at Monza?



“Everywhere. Monza is probably the best track for overtaking on the calendar. It’s always exciting racing there.”
 



Is overtaking at Monza a bit like a drag race where it’s about who can get on the power the fastest and most effectively?


“No. Monza is like any track in that it takes a perfect lap in every sense, and a perfect balance in the car as well.”
 



Monza is a track with a lot of history and home to some of Formula One’s most passionate fans. Can you describe the atmosphere there?



“Monza is all about the atmosphere. It’s got so much history and the Italian fans are really into it and they’re extremely passionate. It’s always a fantastic experience racing there.”
 


Have you had the opportunity to walk around the old portions of Monza, specifically the oval? If so, what ran through your mind when you saw the banking and realized cars in the late 1950s and early 1960s actually raced wheel-to-wheel there?



“I have been around the old track several times. It’s crazy to think they used to race around that kind of track.”
 



Would you have liked to have competed in that era just to see what it was like, or do you prefer to compete with the latest and greatest technology available?


“I’d prefer to be racing now, at least I think so. I can’t say for sure because I haven’t tried an older car from those years, though I’d like to. I think they had a lot of cool things back then that we don’t have today.”
 



Do you have any milestones or moments from your junior career that you enjoyed at Monza?


“I’ve had many good races there. I can’t just pick out one.”
 



What is your favorite part of Monza?


“Probably the Variante Ascari.”
 



Describe a lap around Monza.


“Fast, long-straights and big braking zones.”
 



Mike Arning- photos Haas F1

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/haas-f1-driver-quotes-italian-gp---167540.html

29.08.2017 / MaP

More News

Haas F1 Team Italian Grand-Prix preview
29.08.2017
F1 Set to Worship at Temple of Speed Molto Veloce Monza Meets New Formula One Era  Autodromo Nazionale Monza Circuit Length: 5.793 km (3.6 miles)Laps: 53Race Distance: 306.72 km (190.587 miles)Broadcast: more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Italian Grand-Prix preview
29.08.2017
ITALIAN GRAND-PRIX 2017 Autodromo Nazionale MonzaCARLOS SAINZSUPPORTThe Italian GP weekend is a bit of a fru more >>
Pirelli F1 Italian Grand-Prix preview
29.08.2017
ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - F1 Round 13 of 20Monza, 01-03 September 2017For its home race in Monza, Pirelli will bring the medium, soft and supersoft tyres, just as was the case last yea more >>
Honda to Hold Demonstration Run of Honda RA300 at the F1 Italian Grand Prix
26.08.2017
Honda announced plans to hold a demonstration run of the Honda RA300 on race day of the 2017 FIA* Formula One (F1) World Championship Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza (Monza Circuit) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Honda's Italian Grand Prix victory with the RA300, which also took place at the Monza circuit more >>
Pirelli Italian Grand-Prix - Selected sets per driver
22.08.2017
SELECTED SETS PER DRIVERThe FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Italian Grand Prix (Monza, 1-3 September).               more >>
Red Bull Racing F1 Italian Grand Prix race review
04.09.2016
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: 5th, Start Position: 6th“You hope for a podium every race but realistically, coming here, we thought Ferrari would have an edge on us. We also thought Williams and Force India would be strong and w more >>
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Italian Grand Prix race
04.09.2016
2016 Italian Grand Prix - Sunday September 4th 2016 •    Nico Rosberg today took his 21st career victory - his 1st at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza and 7th of the 2016 season so far •   more >>
Williams Martini Racing F1 Italian Grand Prix race
04.09.2016
Italian Grand Prix•    Valtteri Bottas finished sixth and Felipe Massa ninth in the Italian Grand Prix•    Valtteri had a good start, running P4 in the opening laps and battling with more >>
Sauber F1 Team Italian Grand Prix race review
04.09.2016
Formula 1 Heineken Italian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday 04.09.2016Weather: sunny and dry, 29-30°C air, 35-40°C trackThe Sauber F1 Team finished the 2016 European Formula 1 season at the Italian Grand Prix in M more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Italian Grand Prix race review
04.09.2016
 2016 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 04/09/2016 Carlos Sainz (STR11-01, Car 55)Race: Pos. 15th “I think we tried everything we could today to make it into the points, but when you just don’t have the pace, it&rsq more >>
Renault Sport F1 Team Italian Grand Prix race review
04.09.2016
2016 Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia, Sunday Renault Sport Formula One Team experienced a character-building Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia at the Autodromo di Monza. Jolyon Palmer made up a number of positio more >>
McLaren Honda F1 Monza race review
04.09.2016
2016 Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale di Monza, Sunday September 4“I couldn’t have wished for anything better” Neither McLaren-Honda finished in the points at Monza this afternoon, despite spirited scraps more >>
Haas F1 Team Italian Grand Prix race review
04.09.2016
Event:  Italian Grand Prix (Round 14 of 21)Date:  Sunday, Sept. 4Location:  Autodromo Nazionale MonzaLayout:  5.793-kilometer (3.6-mile), 11-turn circuitWeather:  Sunny before turning overcastTemperature:  30 degrees more >>
Pirelli F1 Italian Grand Prix race review
04.09.2016
-Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg wins at Monza with a one-stop soft-medium tyre strategy- All three compounds used in the race in a mixture of one and two-stop-strategies-Pirelli's 2017 tyre testing campaign resumes this week with Ferrari and Merc more >>
Sahara Force India F1 Italian Grand Prix race review
04.09.2016
 2016 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix: Race Sahara Force India scored five points in today’s Italian Grand Prix as Sergio Perez raced to eighth place ahead of Nico Hulkenberg in tenth. P8   & more >>
Italian Grand Prix F1 race classification
04.09.2016
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D'ITALIA 2016Autodromo di MonzaSunday, September 4th  2016  1     6     Nico Rosberg     Mercedes     53     more >>
Sahara Force India F1 Italian Grand Prix qualifying review
03.09.2016
2016 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix: Qualifying  Sahara Force India showed well today in Monza with Sergio Perez qualifying in eighth place just ahead of teammate Nico Hulkenberg in ninth. P8    more >>
Red Bull Racing F1 Italian Grand Prix qualifying review
03.09.2016
Italian Grand-Prix -MonzaSaturday, September 3rd 2016DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 6th, 1:22.389 (Practice 3 – P7 1:23.709)“We expected to be floating around the top five and we were one thousandth of a more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Italian Grand Prix qualifying review
03.09.2016
2016 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 03/09/2016Carlos Sainz (STR11-01, Car 55)Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:24.240, pos. 13th, 17 lapsQualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:23.661, (Q2) 1:23.496, pos. 16th more >>
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Italian Grand Prix qualifying
03.09.2016
2016 Italian Grand Prix - Saturday Silver Arrows storm to 8th front-row lockout of the season! •    Lewis Hamilton today took his 56th career pole position - his 5th at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza and 7th o more >>
Pirelli F1 Italian Grand Prix qualifying review
03.09.2016
2016 Italian Grand Prix, QualifyingSaturday, September 3rd, 2016- Lewis Hamilton claims pole position: 2.2 seconds faster than 2015 pole, using P Zero supersoft tyres- As in Belgium, more >>
Sauber F1 Team Italian Grand Prix qualifying review
03.09.2016
Formula 1 Heineken Italian Grand Prix – Qualifying Saturday  03.09.2016Weather: sunny and dry, 27-31°C air, 33-42°C trackFor the Sauber F1 Team qualifying ahead of the Italian Grand Prix was already over more >>
Renault Sport F1 Italian Grand Prix Monza qualifying
03.09.2016
2016 Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia, Saturday Renault Sport Formula One Team struggled to find pace at the Autodromo di Monza in qualifying for the Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia 2016. Jolyon Palmer more >>
McLaren Honda F1 Italian Grand Prix qualifying review
03.09.2016
2016 Italian Grand Prix – qualifyingAutodromo Nazionale di Monza, Saturday September 3“We’ll make it good tomorrow” Fernando Alonso will line up 12th and Jenson Button 14th for tomorrow& more >>
Haas F1 Italian Grand Prix qualifying review
03.09.2016
Italian Grand Prix: Qualifying  Event:  Qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix (Round 14 of 21)Date:  Saturday, Sept. 3Location:  Autodromo Nazionale MonzaLayout:  5.793-kilometer (3.6-mile), 11-turn circuit more >>
Williams Martini Racing F1 Italian Grand Prix qualifying review
03.09.2016
Italian GP Qualifying  •    Valtteri Bottas qualified fifth and Felipe Massa 11th for the Italian Grand Prix•    Both cars progressed from Q1 into Q2 after one run each on the supersoft tyre, more >>
Monza F1 Qualifying classification
03.09.2016
Formula1  GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D'ITALIA 2016 Autodromo Nazionale MonzaSaturday, September 3rd 20161     44     Lewis Hamilton     Mercedes     1:21.854    more >>
Monza F1 Free Practice 3 classification
03.09.2016
Formula1  GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D'ITALIA 2016 Autodromo Nazionale MonzaSaturday, September 3rd 20161     44     Lewis Hamilton     Mercedes     1:22.008     & more >>
Red Bull Racing F1 Italian Grand Prix Free Practices
02.09.2016
F1 Italian Grand-Prix at MonzaFriday, September 2nd 2016MAX VERSTAPPENFirst Practice Session: 1:24.982, Position: 8, Laps: 25Second Practice Session: 1:23.732, Position: 5, Laps: 25“It was a good more >>
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Italian Grand Prix practices review
02.09.2016
2016 Italian Grand Prix - Friday  Sizzling start for the Silver Arrows during sweltering opening day in Monza •    Nico Rosberg topped the morning session with Lewis Hamilton in P2 • more >>
Williams Martini Racing F1 Italian GP free practices review
02.09.2016
Italian GP Practice Objectives: Aero evaluations, set-up and tyre work. Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: It’s been a bit of a disjointed day today with reliability issues, especially with Felipe’s car. more >>
Sahara Force India F1 Italian Grand Prix Free Practices
02.09.2016
2016 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix: Free Practice  Sahara Force India completed a busy practice programme in Monza with Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg and Alfonso Celis covering a combined total of 144 laps in preparation for Sunday’s more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Italian Grand Prix Free Practices
02.09.2016
2016 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX  – FRIDAY 02/09/2016 Carlos Sainz (STR11-01, Car 55)First Practice Session Best lap: 1:25.973, pos. 16th, 20 lapsSecond Practice SessionBest lap: 1:25.240, pos. 17th, 31 laps more >>
McLaren Honda F1 Italian Grand Prix Free Practices
02.09.2016
2016 Italian Grand Prix – free practice “A positive day & reasonably happy” Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Friday September 2A busy first day’s practice at the fabled Pista Magica. At the start of FP1, J more >>
Sauber F1 Team Italian Grand Prix Free Practices review
02.09.2016
Formula 1 Heineken Italian Grand Prix – Friday Practices  - 2.9.2016Weather: sunny and dry, 26-31°C air, 29-43°C trackThe Sauber F1 Team continued with its aero measurements during the first free practice ses more >>
Haas F1 Team Italian Grand Prix free practices review
02.09.2016
Italian Grand Prix: Friday Practice Recap   Event:  Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 (FP1 and FP2) Date:  Friday, Sept. 2Location:  Autodromo Nazionale MonzaLayout:  5.793-kilometer (3.6-mile), more >>
Pirelli F1 Italian Grand Prix practice sessions review
02.09.2016
- Lewis Hamilton goes fastest in FP2 on supersoft: Last year's pole time already beaten in FP1 using soft tyre- Very hot track temperatures in escess of 45 degrees centigrade at the "Temple of Speed"- Pr more >>
Renault Sport F1 Italian Grand Prix practices review
02.09.2016
 2016 Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia, Friday 2 September 2016 Renault Sport Formula One Team drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer completed full uninterrupted programmes today at a sunny Autodromo di Monza in prepar more >>
F1 Italian GP Free Practice 2 classification
02.09.2016
Formula1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2016Autodromo Nazionale MonzaFriday, September 2nd 20161     44     Lewis Hamilton     Mercedes     1:22.801     &n more >>

Kategorien

2001-2022 automobilsport.com full copyright