Despite some impressive qualifying performances over a single lap, especially from Hulkenberg – who managed to get into Q3 on numerous occasions – they fell short when it came to managing tyre degradation and maintaining race pace across the entirety of a grand prix.
Yet Haas simply cannot understand why the team failed to pick up more points given what the American 71-year-old sees as a more than capable team set-up
Haas: No reason for P10 finish
“We need to do better,” he told F1.com. “It’s easier to keep sponsors and attract sponsors if we’re a mid-pack team and not a dead last team. That’s my perspective on it.
"At the same time, if we can run a little faster, we’ll get more FOM [Formula One Management] money, which will make life a bit easier.
“It’s really all about winning. We have a great team, we have great engines, we have really great drivers.
"There’s no reason why we are 10th. I can’t understand how we can be with all the equipment and people we have.”
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