Grosjean: Sutil contact a 'racing incident'

By on Sunday, October 12, 2014
Lotus F1 Team

Lotus F1 Team

Romain Grosjean says that his contact with Adrian Sutil in the Russian Grand Prix was a racing incident.

Grosjean and Sutil made contact at Turn Two, with the German driver tipped into a spin on the exit of the corner.

Grosjean was deemed the guilty party and handed a five second stop and go penalty, but the Frenchman feels that the collision was merely a racing incident.

"It was a straight-forward race aside from the incident with Adrian," he said.

"He was on the softer tyres and had a lot more grip than me going into Turn Three.

"That corner closes up a bit on exit and he didn’t want to go too much off the racing line. I was already on the maximum for the braking zone and we just touched a little.

"It felt more like a racing incident to me but never mind, we head to Austin and hope for better things."

Grosjean was also handed two penalty points for the incident, his first of the year.

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