While the Verstappen-Ricciardo crash has dominated headlines after the Azerbaijan weekend, fans have been more curious to know the reason behind Grosjean’s crash behind the safety car that was deployed because of the two Red Bulls crashing into each other.
Grosjean found himself in 6th place after the safety car was deployed, but whilst warming his tyres behind the safety car, Grosjean slammed into a wall at Turn 14.
He wanted to apologise to his team as he had committed a grave error, one that cost him his first points of the season.
“This hurts a lot and I want to apologise to the team,” said Grosjean.
“We were in the middle of an amazing race, starting last and running sixth.
“Seeing [Sergio] Perez on the podium, knowing I was fighting with him, is very painful for all of us. It was going very well.” he added.
Grosjean then went onto explain the reason for his crash, blaming it on the wind.
He was devastated with the crash as he had a chance of maybe even making it to the podium post the restart.
“There was a lot of wind, the car was going left and right, pushing then not pushing,”
“I was warming up my tyres and bumped into a switch that I’d moved by two positions.
“When I touched the brakes, the brake balance was locked rearward – it just locked the rear wheels and I spun.
“It’s always hard when you lose so many points and obviously when you crash under the Safety Car.” he added.