The Lotus F1 Team saw both drivers retire from the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, with Pastor Maldonado suffering another mechanical issue, while Romain Grosjean was forced to call it a day when he struck some debris that made his car un-driveable.
Grosjean was unlucky to clip the back of Jules Bianchi’s Marussia on the run out of La Source on the opening lap that necessitated a change of front wing that compromised his race, and then was forced to retire later on after hitting debris and making the car dangerous to drive. He felt the race pace was better than expected, and left Spa a little more encouraged than he arrived.
'The car was pretty good; the pace was much better...
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