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Romain Grosjean: “We lost some good points today”

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Romain Grosjean was unsure to the reason behind his high-speed crash after the Lotus F1 Team driver hit the outside barriers towards the end of the long turn three at the Sochi Autodrom on lap twelve.

The Frenchman revealed he feels fine following the incident that brought out the safety car, but rued the loss of a potential top ten finish, and knows he left his mechanics a lot of work to do to repair his car ahead of the next race.

“I lost the rear end in a very high speed corner going through turn three and couldn’t recover it,” said Grosjean. “We don’t know exactly why yet.

“We need to check what has happened – was it a driver error or something technical? – we’ll see. I feel sorry for the guys because there will be a lot of work to repair the car.

“I feel okay physically and I’ll certainly be a bit sore tomorrow morning, but I’ll be completely fine again after a couple of days. We lost some good points today but let’s understand what happened and look forward to the next race.”

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