Lotus progress halted as gearbox gremlins strike in Shanghai 21 April, 2014 Romain Grosjean's hopes of scoring Lotus's first points of the 2014 Formula One season were dashed on Sunday when the Frenchman was forced out of the Chinese Grand Prix by a gearbox problem.
Grosjean had qualified 10th in treacherous conditions on Saturday and was gunning for a ninth-place finish when his race engineer came on the radio asking him not to shift into fourth gear.
The problem then worsened until the car lost all gears.
'It's the first time we've had a problem like this so we'll have to understand what happened,' said the French driver, whose team were regularly challenging for the podium last year and...
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