Romain Grosjean: “It was hard to keep going behind the Manor”

Romain Grosjean - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Romain Grosjean was disappointed with the result of the Monaco Grand Prix after staring at the back of the Manor of Pascal Wehrlein for around sixty laps of the race.

The Frenchman was unable to find a way the German, with the Haas F1 Team driving ending behind Wehrlein after being blocked by an errant Kimi Raikkonen at Portier as the Ferrari driver struggled to turn with his front wing lodged under his front wheel after hitting the barrier at the preceding hairpin.

Grosjean believes a points finish could have been possible had he not had the issues with Raikkonen that left him floundering behind Wehrlein for the duration of the race.

“Kimi (Raikkonen) pushed me into the barrier,” said Grosjean. “I had to reverse and that was it. I lost my position and that was the end of my race.

“It was hard to keep going behind the Manor car. There was only one dry line and it was impossible to overtake. I did something like 60 laps behind the same car and tried everything I could.

“The good news is that the chassis worked well and we made a good set-up. I was in front of Massa before the incident, so I think we could’ve scored points, which would’ve been amazing starting where we did.”