user icon
user icon

Giovinazzi was the 'ham in a sandwich' in lap one Sochi crash

  • Published on 01 Oct 2019 09:56
  • comments 0
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Antonio Giovinazzi says he was like the ham in a sandwich during the opening lap crash at the Russian Grand Prix, which saw him come together with Romain Grosjean and Daniel Ricciardo.

The trio clashed at Turn 4 with Grosjean sitting on the outside of Giovinazzi and Ricciardo. Giovinazzi was pinched and Grosjean and Ricciardo were sent spinning.

MOREGiovinazzi: More Monza, Singapore-esque drives should ensure 2020 seat

Grosjean retired from the Grand Prix immediately before Ricciardo followed suit later in the race due to the extent of the damage on his car.

Giovinazzi revealed that he attempted to lift off on the way into the corner to avoid a collision, but did so too late, adding that the other two didn't know he was there. 

"I was like the ham in a sandwich, I tried to lift off when I was in the middle, but it was just too late," Giovinazzi said. "I think nobody from right or left knew there was another car at the corner.

"We did a pit stop for a new front wing, but after that we had to check what happened with the floor and on the suspension because it was quite a big touch with the two cars."

Giovinazzi was also asked about an overtaking move that Nico Hulkenberg performed during the race, as he went off the track and over the kerbs at Turn 1 to get past the Italian driver.

"It's not our problem today," Giovinazzi said of the overtake. "The start and also the pits was not very good, so we need to see other things."

Giovinazzi also lost out to teammate Kimi Raikkonen at the second safety car restart: "I was on the mediums and he was on the softs, my tyres were not ready for the traction at the last corner," he affirmed.

Replies (0)

Login to reply

AT Grand Prix of Austria

Local time 

  • Friday weather-image

    Saturday weather-image

    Sunday weather-image

  • Free practice 1

    11:00 - 12:30

    Free practice 3

    12:00 - 13:00

    Race

    15:10 - 17:10

  • Free practice 2

    15:00 - 16:30

    Qualifying

    15:00 - 16:00

    Fastest lap

     

AT Grand Prix of Austria

Local time 

  • Fridayweather-image

  • Free practice 1

    11:00 - 12:30

    Free practice 2

    15:00 - 16:30

  • Saturdayweather-image

  • Free practice 3

    12:00 - 13:00

    Qualifying

    15:00 - 16:00

  • Sunday weather-image

  • Race

    15:10 - 17:10

    Fastest lap

    15:10 - 17:10

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Where will Sebastian Vettel be in 2021?

World Championship standings 2019

Show full world champion standings

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
13 - Mar 15
Australia
20 - Mar 22
Bahrain
3 - Apr 5
Viet Nam
17 - Apr 19
China
1 - May 3
Netherlands
8 - May 10
Spain
21 - May 24
Monaco
5 - Jun 7
Azerbaijan
12 - Jun 14
Canada
26 - Jun 28
France
3 - Jul 5
Austria
17 - Jul 19
United Kingdom
31 - Aug 2
Hungary
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
18 - Sep 20
Singapore
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Japan
23 - Oct 25
United States of America
30 - Nov 1
Mexico
13 - Nov 15
Brazil
27 - Nov 29
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
13 - Mar 15
Australia Albert Park
20 - Mar 22
3 - Apr 5
Viet Nam Hanoi Circuit
17 - Apr 19
1 - May 3
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
8 - May 10
21 - May 24
Monaco Monte Carlo
5 - Jun 7
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
12 - Jun 14
26 - Jun 28
France Paul Ricard
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
United Kingdom Silverstone
31 - Aug 2
Hungary Hungaroring
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
18 - Sep 20
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
23 - Oct 25
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
30 - Nov 1
13 - Nov 15
Brazil Interlagos
27 - Nov 29
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar