Haas completed their qualification in Abu Dhabi on the finish of the peloton. Kevin Magnussen was forward of Pietro Fittipaldi, however because of a penalty he begins behind his associate …
Günther Steiner, workforce chief: “There are not any surprises in qualification. Clearly, we can’t be proud of such positions, however there are additionally optimistic points.
Pietro Fittipaldi confidently led the session, displaying an identical time with Magnussen. Clearly, Kevin’s outcome didn’t matter – due to the penalty, he nonetheless begins final. Regardless of the poor outcomes of the season, the workforce is doing every little thing doable in tomorrow’s race. “
Kevin Magnussen (seventeenth): “The automotive was working nice, I simply had this qualifying session worse than I ought to have, particularly the final attempt once I used the slipstream. Not the perfect efficiency, however we knew that the outcome did not matter – I used to be the final to begin anyway.
Driving a System 1 automotive is at all times nice, particularly in qualifying, and now I am wanting ahead to the race. It’s tough to begin final however I’ll attempt to get pleasure from my final race with the Haas F1. ”
Pietro Fittipaldi (twentieth): “After the third coaching session, we made some changes and I felt extra assured in qualifying.
Within the first try, I misplaced tenth to Kevin, however I knew that I may add. We anticipated to make three makes an attempt within the first a part of qualification, however after the primary one I used to be referred to as for weigh-in, I misplaced a whole lot of time on the FIA scales, after which I attempted to make up for it. The second try was not with out errors, and within the third, Latifi turned in entrance of me.
I am glad I used to be capable of get nearer to Kevin this time. I stated final week that he’s an amazing reference level for me. I’m very happy with the progress made as we speak. “