Grosjean warned points won't alter Haas driver plans
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has warned Romain Grosjean that scoring his first points of the season does nothing to change his prospects of landing a 2021 drive.
Grosjean and team-mate Kevin Magnussen have endured a torrid season and been forced to rely on a variety of circumstance to help elevate them through the field during a race and with a car the team stated earlier this year would not be developed.
In Hungary, despite being handed a 10-second penalty, Magnussen registered his only point of the season so far in finishing 10th in drying conditions.
In Sunday's Eifel Grand Prix, Grosjean benefitted from five retirees and a late safety car that allowed him to recover from being a lap down to finish ninth.
According to Steiner, the result has failed to improve his chances of remaining in the sport for a 10th full campaign.
Steiner later revealed he jokingly asked of Grosjean: "Is the finger still there?"
He added: "I joked with him ‘Was the finger hurting because you were last at the start?’
“He was hit by a stone and you can see it on the camera he was hit by something. I guess having their hands very cold and getting hit by a stone chip cannot be nice but he is alright. He will survive.”
GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. We bring you all the ins and outs of the sport, 24/7, everything from up-to-the-minute news and features to the latest viral stories and clips.
We believe that a new generation of exciting, outspoken drivers will make F1 more popular than ever before, and we want to give our users access to as much of their heroes as possible, on and off the track. From Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo to Sebastian Vettel, we provide in-depth analysis of every every Grand Prix in the season, from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
With Formula One under the new ownership of Liberty Media, how the sport is being covered is evolving, and GPFans will look to be at the heart of this progression into new media, as one of the fastest-growing sites covering the king of motorsports.