Romain Grosjean made 12 laps on the intermediates before the track dried enough to bolt on slicks. He pitted at the end of lap 16 for Pirelli P Zero White medium tires.
Unfortunately for the French driver, he never got a chance to push his car on the ever-drying racetrack. He experienced a loss of forward drive after 17 laps and retired from the race.
“Well, the weekend didn’t end positively as we had a technical issue in the race, forcing our retirement.” Romain Grosjean said. “We were very slow on intermediate tires. That’s something we need to work on and understand. On a positive note, the car felt good on the high-speed corners, and qualifying was very tight. We almost made it to Q3, so that was great. We’ve had a lot of learning opportunities again this weekend. We have to take that as a positive. I’m very much looking forward to going to Hungary now. Our biggest challenge will be to get our tires to work, but when they do, the car feels very good.”
Laps completed: 17/52
Started 13th, DNF