In the first of three parts, we assess each driver’s performance this season, starting with those at Haas, McLaren-Honda and Sauber.
Qualifying battle v team-mate: 12-8
Average gap in qualifying: -0.196s
Race battle v team-mate: 10-9
Best finish: 6th (Austria)
Percentage of team’s Championship points: 60% (28 points)
Grosjean has been the slightly more consistent points-scorer at Haas – it took just six races for the team to surpass last season’s total points haul – and provided the American outfit’s highest finish in Formula 1 with a very impressive P6 in Austria.
But that performance is a very distant memory as Grosjean has instead become known as a frequent crasher and an even more frequent moaner, especially when Haas’ development came to a grinding halt and to the point where they were getting out-qualified by Sauber in Mexico.