Criticised for his defences, which were considered too robust at the F1 race on Sunday, Romain Grosjean defended himself by pointing out that he couldn’t see much in his rear-view mirrors and that there were no specific rules prohibiting him from moving in the braking zone.
In Sunday’s race, the Haas driver – who finished sixteenth – was at one point battling for fifth place and defended himself against attacks from Carlos Sainz’s McLaren, which earned him a black-and-white flag.
A little later, it was with Daniel Ricciardo that Grosjean once again put up a strong defence, for which he was summoned to the stewards’ office after the race.
When asked about the black-and-white flag presented for defences deemed too aggressive on Sainz and Ricciardo, Grosjean replied: “I haven’t seen the pictures, the mirrors don’t work, so I can’t see much in the mirrors. ” Grosjean told the French Channel Canal+.
“If that’s the case, I’m sorry, but I think I always left more than one car wide, so yeah, maybe I moved late, but I always left more than one car.
“There’s no rule against moving in the braking zone, it doesn’t seem to me, we complained about it, but nothing was ever done, so I did the Verstappen technique, so we’ll see what happens. ”
Later today Grosjean received an official warning for his late moves, but no penalty or points placed on his Formula 1 Super license.