(Motorsport-Complete.com) – “It fucking hurts!” That sparked Romain Grosjean back to the Haas-Box in the Eifel-Colossal-Prix on the Nürburgring. He himself immediately provided the explanation: “I got a pebble from Kimi badly caught on the finger. I hope nothing is broken. In principle, I can no longer move my left index finger! “
Fortunately for Grosjean, this situation lasted only for a few laps. He got away with a blue ankle. And Haas team boss Günther Steiner explains : “He’s fine. He survived. “
Grosjean was even targeted during the race, says Steiner.” I immediately asked him: ‘Is the finger still on?’ We cease joked with him … “
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Seriously, Steiner says: “You can see on your finger that something really hit you there. A stone chipping on cold hands, that can’t be pleasant. But he will survive. “
And Grosjean was able to move his left index finger again after the race. It was” a little better “, he said when asked the journalists on site.
“At first I really thought it was broken. I couldn’t move it for a while, “says Grosjean. Bottom line:” The finger is completely blue. But that’s worth it! “
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Event had the rockfall in the curve 11. “Kimi drove through the gravel bed and threw up stones. They got me, “says Grosjean. The onboard camera on the Haas VF – 20 has also captured the fame in the picture.
Grosjean bit his way through despite the incident, and he was rewarded for it: with his first points of the season for ninth place at the Nürburgring and thanks to a courageous one Tactics without an additional stop under safety car conditions.
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“[Dieses Mal] we did it well,” he says. We ha ben implemented a risky strategy, and the safety car helped united states a little. The car conflicted well enough. “
This last statement is surprising insofar as Grosjean was emphatically critical of the VF at the last race in Sochi – 20 and described the car as practically inaccessible, also on the radio.
Now Grosjean said: “We have had the car under control since Silverstone 1 and are getting better and better. I am happy for everyone who [dafür] made an effort. “