Wing and brake issues end Grosjean Spain points chance

Romain Grosjean suffered his first retirement since his move to the Haas F1 Team, with the Frenchman having earlier seen a chance of points disappear when he suffered a broken front wing.

Grosjean had run inside the top ten in the opening laps of the Spanish Grand Prix after a good start, but the broken front wing necessitated a trip to the pits that saw him lose a lap, and then retired with braking issues, his first retirement since the 2015 United States Grand Prix when he was with the Lotus F1 Team.

The Frenchman is now looking for progress to be made during the post-race test that begins on Tuesday at the Circuit de Catalunya.

“I had a very good start, a very good first lap,” said Grosjean. “I managed to get into the top-10 and was fighting there. Then my front wing decided to go, for some reason.

“We came back to the pits, fitted a new nose, got some tires, but then the brakes went. The car wasn’t having a good day.

“We really need to find out what’s going on because we reverted back on most of the set-up, and we’re still very much struggling with the balance. Testing this week is going to be very important for us.”