SILVERSTONE, U.K.– Haas chauffeur Romain Grosjean declined to provide any information which may have described his strange pit-lane crash at the start of opening practice for the British Grand Prix.
Haas has actually attempted something various with Grosjean’s cars and truck this weekend, taking the uncommon action of reverting back to the requirements it performed at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix for the Frenchman. Grosjean has actually felt unpleasant with the cars and truck considering that it presented a significant updated at the Spanish Grand Prix, the 5th race of the year.
However, his hopes of drawing out the capacity of that brand-new cars and truck suffered a blow in the opening minutes of the session as he lost control on exit from the pit-lane– he was and spun pitched into a wall. That ripped the front wing off the cars and truck and required him to gradually drive back around the circuit so he might return to the pit-lane.
When he returned to the circuit after 40 minutes of repair work, he spun on his very first flying lap with the brand-new requirements on a day which saw various motorists– consisting of five-time world champ Lewis Hamilton– battle to keep their vehicles on the newly-resurfaced Silverstone tarmac. When asked about it on Friday night,
Grosjean declined to remark on the pit-lane occurrence.
On the spin at Brooklands, he stated: “Turn 6 was a bit rough and filthy and simply tough. New tarmac constantly brings some various and brand-new kind of grip, it improved in the afternoon however it was absolutely a location where it was a bit difficult.
” It was my very first lap and I didn’t actually understand what to anticipate. The grip was exceptional in Turn 3 and 4 and I was anticipating the very same in Turn 6 and it wasn’t.”
Despite his interrupted begin the Frenchman states the early indications from the brand-new set-up have actually been excellent.
” The sensation is great in the cars and truck– far better than it was just recently, which is excellent. I believe the efficiency is not there [yet], which we can anticipate, particularly with the wind, the wind is a huge consider our entire bundle.
“The feeling is really good so we need to analyse everything we can to ensure we can actually transfer that feeling into the new package and then into performance.”
Grosjean took pleasure in a less remarkable FP2 however completed down in 18 th, while colleague Kevin Magnussen– who is running the up-to- date requirements of the cars and truck– was 12 th.