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Sergey Sirotkin – It was a good race despite retirement

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Sergey Sirotkin - Williams
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Williams Martini Racing driver Sergey Sirotkin has expressed his enjoyment at competing in the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring, even though he had to retire following an engine oil leak.

The team’s bad luck for the weekend continued as Sirokin’s team-mate, the Canadian Lance Stroll was also forced to retire after his brakes failed.

Sirotkin started the race twelfth on the grid, while team-mate Stroll started seventeenth.

“It was a good race and I had to fight a lot at the start.”, said Sirotkin.

“I had some good fights which I won and others which I unfortunately lost as I was not in a position to do so.”

He added: “But once the rain settled down it was a good race and we managed the tyre well.

Sirotkin believed he could make something of the safety car which was called following a crash by race leader, Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, however, he was asked by the team to retire the car not long after.

“When the safety car was deployed, I felt it was our chance, but I had a call to stop the car immediately.”

The poor season continues

Williams Martini Racing have had a poor season this far, with the only points the team have gained being those of Stroll in Azerbaijan.

The team will this hope they will be able to move themselves up the standings as soon as possible.

Sirotkin will also be desperate to get at least one point on the board by the end of the season in November.

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