Grosjean apologises for 'stupid' collision

By on Sunday, October 7, 2012

Romain Grosjean has apologised to Mark Webber for their collision at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix.

Grosjean hit Webber at Turn 3, sending the Australian spinning.

Webber recovered to ninth place and later suggested that Grosjean could do with another ban.

"Ever since I came back in Singapore my priority has been to be very cautious at the start, and I was watching Sergio [Perez] on my left to make sure there was no contact with him", he said.

"There was quite a big speed difference between me and Mark [Webber] as I came into the first corner which caught me by surprise and we collided. It was a stupid mistake. Mark [Webber] came to see me after the race and was obviously not happy, but I apologised and we have to move on."

"We’ll sit down and look at things again before the next race to see what we can do to improve these situations. In the last few laps of the race the tyres were at the end of their life and we were out of the points, so it made sense to retire. Not a good day, but we have to look ahead to Korea and a chance to make amends."


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