Romain Grosjean: “This weekend was just not ours”

Romain Grosjean - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Romain Grosjean was let to watch the Singapore Grand Prix from the sidelines after the Haas F1 Team driver suffered a brake issue before the race that prevented him from taking the start.

It was the first time in his Formula 1 career that Grosjean failed to start a race, but it ended a weekend full of issues that compromised him heavily. It started in opening practice on Friday, when he missed the session with a mechanical issue, through a crash in second practice, before crashing again during Saturday’s qualifying session.

The brake-by-wire issues on Sunday then compounded Grosjean’s weekend, and he admitted it was one to forget for the Frenchman.

“There’s not much to say, honestly,” said Grosjean. “I lost the brake-by-wire and we couldn’t race like that. I don’t know what happened.

“I feel so bad for the guys. They gave their best in very tough conditions. It’s hard on everyone. From FP1 it was always going to be hard, missing the session.

“We now just have to work away to get to Malaysia, get the best setup, right updates, see where everything is working, and hope for a steadier weekend. I love the race here in Singapore and I love the challenge, but this weekend was just not ours.”