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Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean blasts ‘Ferrari B’ jibe

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The Haas F1 team and their engine supplier Ferrari, relationship has been talked about a lot in the past few days after Haas put up a stunning performance during qualifying, separating itself from the midfield and qualifying ahead of the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo.

Some midfield teams have asked for investigation into the Ferrari-Haas relationship as they feel that their relationship goes beyond just ‘power unit supply’.

Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean has hit back at criticism and questioning the reliability of Haas’ expertise and skill level through wrong arguments about that apparent Haas-Ferrari alliance is a little demeaning to the American team.

Grosjean, who finished 13th in last year’s drivers’ championship with 28 points, told Crash.Net: “It’s the same thing every time we are fast and it was the same thing last year.

“We were Ferrari B. We are using the same engine, same gearbox, same suspension, everyone knows the suspension is providing a lot of the flow, so of course there’s going to be similarities.

“But we are building our own car. It’s not nice for the people that work hard and produce the Haas F1 VF-18.

“I think the way we operate the team and the way we’ve created a partnership with Ferrari, it’s good for F1.

“It shows that you can come and make things look pretty good in a short amount of time.

“Of course, if we had to do everything from zero we wouldn’t be where we are today.

“We’ve got the parts from Ferrari which is very important for us, so I think it’s a good thing for F1 to show that if you want to come to F1, there’s a way to do it that you can be successful early on.”

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