They may not have the points to show for it, but Haas have arguably had the fourth-best car so far this year. But in Monaco, they have been nowhere – and Kevin Magnussen says the team can’t explain it…
The Dane was sixth on pure performance in Spain last time out, but the American team have showed nothing like that pace in the Principality so far this weekend.
On the backfoot after a lack of running in first practice, Haas have failed to recover with Magnussen knocked out of Q1 for the first time this year and set to start 19th, with team mate Romain Grosjean only slightly further up the grid in 15th.
“It’s a bit of a shock this weekend, coming from last weekend being so good and so competitive to being this uncompetitive and really struggling for so many different reasons,” he said.
“We can’t just put the finger on the tyres not working or balance issues. We're just lacking pace this weekend. We can’t seem to find it in any way. In the short time, we’ve tried a hell of a lot of things. So it is not easy.”