Grosjean frustrated not to make it through to Q2

08-09-2019 08:45
by Joseph Tyrrell
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Grosjean frustrated not to make it through to Q2

Romain Grosjean has admitted his frustration after failing to make it through to the second phase of qualifying as he exited during the opening session in 16th place.

Grosjean's fastest lap of 1:20.784 was only enough for 16th place as he failed to make it out of Q1 for the Italian Grand Prix. Meanwhile his teammate, Kevin Magnussen made it through to Q2, eventually qualifying 12th.

Grosjean admitted it was a frustrating outcome despite the car feeling better than it had earlier in the weekend.

“Very much disappointed not to make it through to Q2 today. The car was actually better than it had been in FP3 and in the corners I was fast," Grosjean said in the post-qualifying report.

"Just compared to Kevin (Magnussen) though we’re lacking a lot of top speed, I don’t know why, but it costs you a lot of lap time.

"My lap was good, I had a bit of traffic through turns four and five, I probably lost a bit of time there, but every other corner I was fast.

"It’s just very disappointing not to have gained more in a straight line, I was using the slipstream as much as I could. We need to look into everything.”

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