Haas racer Romain Grosjean says he was never worried about the prospect of leaving the team ahead of 2019. The Frenchman has been a Haas driver since they made their debut on the grid at the start of the 2016 campaign.
However, at the beginning of the season it was his team-mate Kevin Magnusson that was scoring all the points for the team, with Grosjean scoreless in the first eight races.
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Since his fourth-place finish in Austria though, the roles have reversed within the team and Grosjean has scored the majority of the points since.
And he always remained confident that his seat would be secure for next season.
“I don’t want this to sound wrong but I was never worried that I wouldn’t be here next year,” Grosjean said.
“Things had to turn at one point. The season looked worse than it was actually was sometimes because of bad luck.”
“In our third year now, things are as good as they can be. We’re fighting for fourth in the constructors’ championship, which is quite crazy.
“We’ve made a good step this year.
“The team has been growing a lot and improving in every single area. There’s still room for improvement, which is amazing to know and to see.”