After a poor day of practice at the Spanish Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean wants to change the setup on his Haas to the specification he ran in Bahrain.

Grosjean was very vocal in his criticism of the VF-16 and its handling around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya during both free practice sessions. Since China, Grosjean and the team had been trying new set-ups to build on the success early in the season.

“It wasn’t a good day. We struggled with the balance. We struggled with the higher track temperatures, I think we have understood now why things have gone that way,” Grosjean said.

“That is why it helps to get the data from winter testing. We revert on quite a few set-up changes that we have made in the last few races and the direction we have taken and hopefully tomorrow is a different story.

“I think all the set-up changes we made in China were hidden by the fact that we struggled with the tyres working and that is why it is a bit tricky – so that is why we decided to keep the set-up but I think in hindsight we should have reverted before Russia.

“I thought after Bahrain that we could do something on the car and change it in a way that would suit me better, because in the race we had clear points when I wasn’t so happy with the car but we tried and again China was very dominated by tyres.

“[At] Russia we didn’t really understand very well what happened. If I look back we could have done things a bit different but again we are struggling a bit with the tyres. And here we are at a track we know with very high track temperature so at least we know things are working properly but car doesn’t feel right. Hopefully tomorrow is a much better day.”

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