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Grosjean expecting a call from head office after Silverstone crash

  • Published on 18 Jul 2019 09:10
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Romain Grosjean admits that he is expecting to be called to "the boss' office" following his collision with teammate Kevin Magnussen at the British Grand Prix.

The pair made wheel to wheel contact at the start of the race, with the hit enough to see both cars retire from the event following a return to the pit lane.

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The incident capped off a miserable weekend for Haas, as it attempted to understand why it's having race pace issues by putting Grosjean in the Australia specification car.

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner stated after the race that he "couldn't believe" he watched his two cars crash into each other on the first lap.  

Grosjean stated that Magnussen was in his blind spot, and believes that there was nothing amiss with the positioning of his car. 

"Something touched my rear wheel and punctured me," Grosjean said. "It's a spot that I can't see, a blind spot.

"It's a shame because it was a race in which we wanted to check different packages and I felt good, I had good hopes for the race. But then it was gone straight away.

"The damage was too big and we had to retire the car. Unfortunately when the tyre delaminates the floor picks up a lot of damage and the car was just not balanced at all. The car was too unbalanced to carry on.

"I think the boss will call us into his office but from my point of view, there was nothing I could have done. Maybe the footage will say otherwise but I don't think I did anything wrong."

Haas is currently 9th in the constructors' championship standings, three points behind Toro Rosso, but has now gone four races without a top ten finish. 

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  • Get it over with. It's better for Haas to get someone else in, and honestly Gro don't seem very happy either. I used to regard him pretty highly back at Lotus, but since then he has only gotten worse and worse and sadly I would neither miss him or his constant moaning.

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    • Jul 18 2019 - 09:32
    • I don't think he did anything wrong in that crash

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      • Jul 18 2019 - 09:56
  • Dert38

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    They may replace both drivers as Magnussen too chicky

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    • Jul 18 2019 - 11:05
  • The HAAS is for sure not a very good car this year, they only drove 4 times into the points. But GRO really makes a mess this year. Would love to see RUSSEL or OCON in that car.

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    • Jul 18 2019 - 12:27
    • JuJuHound

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      Ocon as a Mercedes driver might come back to Racing Point while Perez will go to Haas.

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      • Jul 18 2019 - 12:46
    • Don't see why Perez would leave Racing Point to be honest

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      • Jul 18 2019 - 13:21
    • 2GRX7

      Posts: 108

      ....It'll moreso be that Perez will get pushed out by the powers that be-Racing Points' tie-up with Merc is set to get closer in the coming years.

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      • Jul 18 2019 - 15:53
  • Sadtomato

    Posts: 48

    He will be lucky if he does not get the "Dear John" letter!

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    • Jul 18 2019 - 21:03
  • f1ski

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    Its the i don't see i did anything wrong attitude that will get him booted

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    • Jul 19 2019 - 02:58
  • xoya

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    My opinion is that no one was at fault in this instance. It just happened. It was a first lap crowding. :/ I do believe, on the other hand, that Grosjean is done. He can't offer anything even to Williams at this point.
    He gets worse and worse with each season. It's too bad, since I really wanted him to succeed. "Romain Grosjean" is such an epic name for a champion. :)

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    • Jul 19 2019 - 07:38

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