JEV deserved points
The beginning of the Singapore Grand Prix went well for Jean-Eric Vergne. Thanks to an aggressive strategy, the Frenchman was on the pace to finish in the points. Tenth when the safety car neutralized the race, Michael Schumacher speared JEV at the restart. The Toro Rosso driver did not finished the race for the third time of the season, after delivering an excellent race.
“Our strategy worked very well and the Safety Car also played out in our favour. My pace was very good, lapping as quickly as the front runners, so it was much better than we had expected” explained Jean-Eric.
“Overall, I am very happy with the way this weekend went, because I personally made a lot of progress from Friday through to tonight. The team also worked very well to improve the car throughout the three days. It’s just a shame it did not end with the points for eighth or maybe even seventh place.”
“As for the accident, I was focussing on catching Perez at that point, trying to brake late to catch him, so I am not too sure what happened exactly, but I assume Michael braked a bit too late and could not avoid running in to me. There is no sense in being angry about it, because these things happen in racing and even the most experienced driver on the grid can make mistakes! He said sorry and that’s the end of it.”