While Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix comfortably showing enormous pace, it was the start that was rather more interesting than the rest of the race. At the start of the Spanish Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean spun in the middle of the track on Turn 3, trying to avoid Marcus Ericsson, and in return taking out Pierre Gassly and Nico Hulkenberg.
Having spun on Turn 3, Romain Grosjean spun, but kept him foot on the accelerator. This meant that he released an enormous amount of smoke from his tires, all in a hope of not stalling his engine and recover. Another amateur mistake following his embarrassing crash in Baku. He’s yet to score points this season.
Nico Hulkenberg and Pierre Gasly were innocent victims to the carnage. The amount of spoke that Grosjean’s tires released meant that they were blind as they collided with him.
Hulkenberg explained his situation and ask Grosjean to do some homework after the Spanish Grand Prix.
Hulkenberg said: “I got crashed into, Romain spun, came back into the track, I couldn’t go anywhere, couldn’t avoid him and he took the back end of my car.
“There was nothing I could do.
“He (Grosjean) didn’t look great in that scenario, generally he likes spinning, but on the first lap is not a good time to do it with everyone there.
“He has to look at it and do some work on himself.”
He added: “I don’t know how many times he spins on a race weekend. If he does it on his own, it’s okay. But if he kicks others out of the race, it’s not okay.”
With team mate Kevin Magnussen taking another strong finish to his credit at the Spanish Grand Prix having finished 7th, pressure is definitely on Romain Grosjean to perform and bring Haas the points that they deserve.
Grosjean will further serve a three place grid penalty for Monaco.