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Romain Grosjean Misses Start of Brazilian GP

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Romain Grosjean spun off at while heading to the grid and missed the start of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The 30-year-old Frenchman was set to start seventh, but wet conditions enabled him to lose the rear of the car on the long straightaway heading to the start/finish line. The incident caused irreparable damage to the left rear to the Haas F1 Team driver’s VF-16 and left a vacant spot on the grid at the start.

“Yeah, I’m sorry for the fans, for Haas and for everyone,” Grosjean said. “I wasn’t event flat out, barely faster than Gutierrez and the car just spun. It’s just bad luck.”

The start was delayed by 10 minutes due to the weather and the field ran behind the safety car for the opening eight laps.

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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