Grosjean baffled by Singapore struggles after Q2 crash


Romain Grosjean - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Romain Grosjean’s difficult Singapore Grand Prix weekend continued into qualifying after crashing out in the second segment of qualifying and ruining a number of driver’s final laps as they fought to progress into Q3.

It was the second time this weekend that Grosjean has hit the barriers, doing so this time at turn fourteen, and the Haas F1 Team driver admitted that he was baffled to what has been happening this weekend as he continued to struggle.

The Frenchman was set to start fourteenth, but will drop five places on the grid due to a gearbox penalty, further compounding his tough weekend at the Marina Bay Street Circuit and making his bid for points even more trickier.

“I don’t know what’s going on, to be fair,” said Grosjean. “Yesterday we had issues, we were struggling. I spun the car and crashed yesterday and ended up doing the same again today. That’s not my style of driving, to do that twice in two days.

“There’s something not quite right, so we really need to analyze what it is. We’ve been trying to resolve the problem. It was qualifying and I was pushing at 200 percent. It’s just been a weird weekend all along.”