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Hulkenberg criticises Grosjean after lap 1 crash

  • Published on 13 May 2018 17:01
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Nico Hulkenberg has lashed out at Romain Grosjean following their collision on the opening lap of the Spanish Grand Prix. Grosjean lost control of his Haas through Turn 3 and floored his accelerator, forming a wall of smoke that made visibility virtually none.

Hulkenberg failed to avoid the spinning Frenchman and hit into him, causing the two to retire. Pierre Gasly also couldn't avoid the accident and hit into his spinning compatriot. Grosjean is yet to score a point this season, despite teammate Kevin Magnussen scoring in three out of the opening five races.

Talking to BBC Sport, Hulkenberg described the incident, stating that the former Renault and Lotus driver needs to do some homework: "I just got crashed into. Obviously, we saw that Romain spun and he came back into the track.

"I couldn’t go anywhere, couldn’t avoid him unfortunately and he took the back end of my car off and that’s the end of my afternoon. He doesn’t look great in that particular scenario. But generally he likes spinning a lot during the weekend but lap one is not a good time to do it with all the cars around. I think he’s got to look at it and he’s got some homework to do for himself."

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • It was a real letdown to see Hulk and Gasly being taken out like that.

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    • May 13 2018 - 18:15
    • Jutlandia

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      Do we see a Grosjean in some sort of panic here?

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      • May 13 2018 - 18:34
    • @Julandia I don't think he's panicking, he just needs to get on top of results. Which he's more than capable of doing

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      • May 13 2018 - 18:40
    • Yeah, I dont think this is about panicking, this was more down to him making two mistakes in a row.

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      • May 13 2018 - 19:05
  • Bhurt

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    "generally he likes spinning a lot during the weekend" - quote of the year :D

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    • May 13 2018 - 20:08
  • mbmwe36

    Posts: 533

    Hulk sees he's losing his spot as F1's biggest crybaby to Grosjean, so he comes back strong like a champ!

    Your move, Mr Grosjean!

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    • May 13 2018 - 20:51
    • Lets be real here, Romain "He Hit Me" Grosjean is still the unthreatened King of F1's Crybabies, the proud monarch and ... Long may he complain?

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      • May 13 2018 - 20:54
    • mbmwe36

      Posts: 533

      Well it depends, I think. Hulkenberg has a habit of blaming others for his misfortunes, whereas Grosjean flat out refuse to take responsibility for his own mistakes. So it's a little bit same/same but different. But yeah, you're probably right that Grosjean is the reigning, defending, undisputed champion in that regard.

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      • May 13 2018 - 21:03
    • Im not fond of either, if Im honest, but Hulk is at least skilled.

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      • May 14 2018 - 16:39
    • Its hard to make a case for Hulk's talent after 142 races without a podium, when his team mates showed how to get one in the same car. That being said, Grosjean is a bad driver.

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      • May 14 2018 - 22:00
  • boudy

    Posts: 1,168

    This could be his last year in F1. Let's hope for an better driver to get an chance in the Haas. I remember when he joined and he hit every bar the finishing line.

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    • May 13 2018 - 23:45

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