In the round-up: Haas team principal Guenther Steiner said the team had a ‘half perfect’ race after Romain Grosjean crashed on the first lap and Kevin Magnussen came in sixth.

What they say

It was a bittersweet race for Haas which saw one car retire on lap one and the other finish 36 seconds ahead of the rest of the midfield. Here’s what Steiner had to say:

I think it could’ve been a perfect race for us and it was only 50% perfect race. What I take confidence out of is how quick the car is.

Kevin was almost cruising because he knew he couldn’t get the front guys but he was well away from the back.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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