Grosjean admits pushing too hard in practice

Grosjean admits pushing too hard in practice

Lotus’s Romain Grosjean struggled on Friday afternoon during second practice, ending the session just 15th fastest.

1011LB1D7239When asked by Richland F1 this afternoon about his excursion into the gravel at Luffield during free practice two, the French driver said that it was not related to any issue with the car itself: “It was me pushing too hard when it came to the braking. It was the wrong corner for it to happen.”

Grosjean also answered whether the brake-by-wire requires less effort when it comes to high-braking zones: “It doesn’t change anything major. Formula One is all about the small details and when we downshift, we get the rears locking up more than in the past, because everything is not synchronized perfectly. It changes a little bit, but its not like we aren’t braking.”

He was only five tenths shy of the top ten this afternoon, even with the off-track excursions.

However, the lap times may not be reflective of the true pace that could be unlocked from the updated engine in his E22 come Sunday.

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Alex Goldschmidt

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