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Cooling issue ended Grosjean's race

The Frenchman was forced to retire on lap 26 when he lost power
Sunday, July 20, 2014

 

20th July 2014 (F1Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Romain Grosjean was forced to retire from the German Grand prix with a cooling issue.

On lap 26 Grosjean lost power caused by a problem with the E22’s cooling system.

“I suffered from a loss of power due to an issue with our cooling system so was asked to switch off the car,” Grosjean said.

“It’s such a shame as we were on a different strategy from our rivals so we looked like we could be on course for scoring points. Sometimes that’s how it goes in motor racing.”

The team’s trackside operations director Alan Permane said the team would investigate the issue to try and prevent it from happening again.

“Unfortunately we had a failure on part of the water system on Romain’s car, which we will investigate back at Enstone to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”

Grosjean’s teammate Pastor Maldonado said the lower track temperatures benefited the team. He finished 12th place.

“It was a tough race from the beginning; the incident in turn one was quite tricky to avoid but then the pace looked consistent,” Maldonado said.

“I did my best to manage the tyre degradation, which was quite high, and we were able to do only two stops.

“Today’s lower temperature helped us there as well. The initial plan included three stops but we had a competitive first stint so we went for plan B which worked well for us today.”

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