Grosjean First To Test For Haas

 

Haas F1 team have become the latest to announce their testing lineup for Barcelona. They are the second team, behind Toro Rosso to reveal which of their drivers will be taking to the track first time out when the trucks roll in to Spain.

Romain Grosjean will get the first outing in the 2016 contender from Haas during the first Barcelona test, alternating with Esteban Gutierrez throughout the 4 days. Gutierrez will then take over the first two days of the second test, with Grosjean closing out days three and four before everything moves on to Australia for the start of the F1 calendar.

Grosjean, arriving at the newly formed Haas team after 4 years of varying success with Lotus, believes that the key to a successful test and season is both mileage and teamwork.

“This is a new team, so we need to get everyone to work together, all the engineers, mechanics and the drivers.” said Grosjean.  ‘We need to get as much data and knowledge as we can. It’s important to get the reliability sorted as early as possible because we don’t get much testing and we’re going straight to Melbourne.”

On the other side of the garage, Gutierrez is returning to the F1 grid after sitting out 2015 with a reserve role at Ferrari. “I feel very excited after a complete season as a reserve driver. I am full of energy, full of ideas and very hungry to race.”

First Test Lineups:

Team22 Feb23 Feb24 Feb25 Feb
Toro RossoSainzVerstappenSainzVerstappen
HaasGrosjeanGutierrezGrosjeanGutierrez
Mercedes TBATBATBATBA
FerrariTBATBATBATBA
Red Bull RacingTBATBATBATBA
WilliamsBottasBottasMassaMassa
SauberTBATBATBATBA
Manor TBATBATBATBA
Force IndiaCelisPerezHulkenbergCelis
RenaultTBATBATBATBA
MclarenTBATBATBATBA

Second Test Lineups:

Team1 March2 March3 March4 March
Toro RossoVerstappenSainzVerstappenSainz
HaasGrosjeanGrosjeanGutierrezGutierrez
Mercedes TBATBATBATBA
FerrariTBATBATBATBA
Red Bull RacingTBATBATBATBA
WilliamsBottasBottasMassaMassa
SauberTBATBATBATBA
Manor TBATBATBATBA
Force IndiaHulkenbergPerezHulkenbergPerez
RenaultTBATBATBATBA
MclarenTBATBATBATBA

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