Gros­jean suf­fers Sin­ga­pore woes

Motor Sport News - - Gp Extra -

Ro­main Gros­jean says the Haas team will be un­der pres­sure to come back fight­ing in Malaysia af­ter a night­mare week­end in Sin­ga­pore.

Gros­jean lost first prac­tice to an air in­take fault and then suf­fered two crashes at Ma­rina Bay be­fore fail­ing to start the race when the brake-by-wire sys­tem on his car gave up be­fore the start.

The Franco-swiss driver crashed at the fi­nal cor­ner in sec­ond prac­tice and then hit the bar­ri­ers hard when the car snapped on him at Turn 10 in the sec­ond stage of qual­i­fy­ing.

Gros­jean la­belled the car “the worst I’ve ever driven” in prac­tice and said his con­fi­dence was “close to zero” with the car.

“There’s not much to say about the race,” said Gros­jean. “I lost brake-by-wire and you can’t race like that.

“I feel so bad for the guys in the team. They gave their best in tough con­di­tions.

“We now just have to work away to get to Malaysia and try to get the best set-up, right up­dates, and see where every­thing is work­ing, and just hope for a stead­ier week­end.”

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