two weeks ago surprised Kevin Magnussen to score points through a bet a row from Haas-pitvæggen, and the same was about to happen for Romain Grosjean at Silverstone.
Since all pittede under safetycar as a result of Daniil Kvyats crash, was the frenchman out on the track. He held then surprisingly good pace with both Renault, McLaren and Ferrari.
the Belief in a single point there was, until a very slow stop.
- Unfortunately cost is a problem with the pitstoppet, where I could not get it in first gear, something like seven seconds, " says Romain Grosjean.
It was a shame, because it looked like we could have challenged Sebastian (Vettel, Ferrari) for the tenth. It would have been a quite extraordinary, when you look at the move over the weekend.
- the Decision to stay out was the right one. We need to try something different instead of just being down the back. We thought we might be able to catch Sebastian at the very end and try and attack, says Grosjean.
Romain Grosjean held surprisingly good condition at Renault and McLaren. Photo: Andy Hone/Haas F1 Team
the Action puts the frenchman up among his ten F1 podiums.
I drove one of the best races in my career and being number 16. So disappointing. I feel that I pushed the car to the maximum from start to finish.
Suddenly I was in a fiver behind the safetycaren as in the good old days. I was a bit skeptical about the reboot to the old and cold tyres, but I overtook almost Leclerc, so the grip was good. I was surprised how well I held fast.
- On the long sides it is difficult, but in the slipstream and the DRS’a running it could manage to hang on, says the frenchman.
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Kevin Magnussen only got formationsomgangen and the first place, but looking forward to next weekend with a good feeling.
- I would like to have had the rounds today to learn about the car. But not only that; I think we had the chance for points. Frustrating, but we try to do it better the next week, he says.
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