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Front wing issue costs Grosjean possible top ten finish

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Romain Grosjean - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Romain Grosjean was disappointed that a potential points finish at the Canadian Grand Prix went out the window when he was forced to make an unscheduled third trip to the pits when the front wing on his Haas F1 Team car broke.

It is not the first time this season that the Frenchman has suffered with a front wing issue, and Grosjean felt it was disappointing to come to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and see a possible top ten finish disappear as a result of the failure.

“We’re not far from the points,” said Grosjean after Sunday’s race. “I was up to P11 or so, trying to fight hard and doing everything I could, and then the front wing went.

“That third pit stop definitely cost us everything we had been working for. We need to look more deeply into that issue to get it sorted.

“There are plenty of other areas where we can improve but, generally, the more we do, the more we understand the car and the better things get.

“Flying to Canada and not scoring any points is difficult. I’m sure the next race will be another step, and if we learn more, the better we’ll get.”

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