The first tests for the Haas racing team in the preseason left a couple of things to clarify, a first being to put up points during the Formula 1 season, but also the second is to get the errors out.
Therefore, Esteban Gutiérrez knows the best showing will be the Australian Grand Prix, which runs the next week. The failures that occurred in Barcelona have been corrected and now comes a trial by fire at Albert Park.
At a press conference, the Mexican said at the moment he does not feel pressure, because the trials gave the engineers and mechanics an opportunity to work on solutions.
He explained that it is good that problems were detected, which have been worked out, and now they will go to the first race and see where they stand.
“To know how competitive we are, we have to wait until Australia, and intrigue is what we have now. We expect everything to be perfect and we can be competitive with the Ferrari transmission and engine we have now,” said Gutiérrez.
He said he is confident the technology that Ferrari has provided to them for their first year in the F-1 category, noting that there were problems, but nothing that cannot be solved and or remove the optimism to face this beginning in the best manner.
The team is more structured and withy better planning, to avoid failure of other teams that are in the back of the grid. In that sense, besides the car, Haas hired two experienced drivers, Esteban is a connoisseur of the whole Ferrari system, as he was a reserve last year.
His teammate Frenchman Romain Grosjean has good experience and can provide the help the team needs now to continue developing the car, understands Gutiérrez.
“Romain is my partner and on the grid will be another competitor, but this is what Haas needs, people who give you experience and feedback. I’m sure we can make good developments to the car and we motivate each other to give our best,” he said.
On the new rating system, for now he gives the nod, as he stressed that it is always advisable to try different things, so they will wait to try and know what improvements have been made and it looks positive at this time.