Spanish Grand Prix – Haas’ Romain Grosjean said he felt there wasn’t much he could do to prevent the Lap 1 mistake that resulted in three cars being eliminated from the race.
Grosjean lost control of his car negotiating the high speed Turn 3 at the Circuit de Catalunya on Sunday, spinning back across the track into the path of other cars as the French driver kept the power down. Resulting in lots of tyre smoke hampering visibility, Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg & Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly were left with nowhere to go and collided with the Haas. All three retired on the spot.
“There’s not much to say.” said a disconsolate Grosjean afterwards. “I lost the rear end in turn three and I just spun. If you look at the footage, I had wanted to avoid contact with my teammate. Kevin had a bit of a wobble, I lifted off the throttle, and then the car just went. I’m sorry for the others that were involved – there wasn’t much I could do once the car went. Kevin had a good race, which is good for the team. I had wanted a steady race, but that wasn’t today.”
While teammate Kevin Magnussen went on to score solid points with P6, Grosjean went home with two penalty points on his licence as well as a grid drop for the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix.