Haas boss Guenther Steiner has stated that their pre-season is all going “according to plan” after learning a lot in their first year.
The USA-based team finished eighth in the World Constructors' Championship in 2016 and Steiner has said that experience has definitely led to a smoother transition this year.
"So far so good, all according to plan," Steiner told Motorsport.com.
"The car will be set in motion next week, then we will start in Barcelona.
"So far it has gone better than last year. The experience of a working season was very useful. We have also learned how to work better with our partners Ferrari and Dallara.
"We have the normal everyday problems, but we are here to solve them."
Steiner was also cautiously optimistic ahead of the season, but did comment that expectations are raised.
He added: "The day when a Formula 1 team is happy with the position it occupies it is bound to lose ground.
"We have made significant investments in terms of staff, we have more experience, and as a result, we all expect to do better than in 2016."
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