Haas Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean has allleged that the previous Formula 1 bosses that he has raced for in the previous years were better managing him than Haas.

Grosjean will be walking away from Formula 1 after Haas said they won’t be renewing his contract beyond 2020, and this will end his five-year relationship with the American outfit.

Haas Formula 1 team principal, Guenther Steiner said Grosjean, who joined the team ahead of its debut in 2016 was ‘tough to manage’. Steiner said this ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix which will be taking place this weekend.

Grosjean was asked on his thoughts about Steiner’s remarks and he said, “I don’t want to go into too much detail. I think I’ve brought a fair bit to the team and I’ve had moments, yes, I’ve made mistakes – but who doesn’t?”

“Also, when you have a poor car, you need to be able to drive to 105% to get anything good and when you drive to that level there is high chances you’re going to make mistakes.”

“When you have a top car, you can drive at 99.8% and that means you’re more consistent. I’ve known both situations and that’s why I can say that.”

“Am I difficult to manage? I don’t know. [But] some people did that very well with me in the past, so I guess it’s possible.”

Grosjean has just one points finish to his name in 2020 with a ninth place finish at the Nurburgring, ending a run of 20 races without scoring that stretched back to last year’s German Grand Prix.

Romain Grosjean in the No.8 Haas VF20 during the Spanish Grand Prix

Despite the VF-20 lacking raw speed throughout most of the season, Grosjean is still satisfied with his performances this year.

“Apart from Turkey in the wet, where I was absolutely nowhere,” Grosjean said.

“Generally I’ve got the maximum of the car, whenever possible – Germany is a good example, and the race in Monza was pretty good, as well as Mugello.

“So yeah, I’m happy with the season. It’s difficult to say how good the season is because of the car we have – but I think it’s a really good season.”

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