First retirement of the season
The Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe in the Valencia street circuit will not remain as good memories for Jean-Eric Vergne. In trouble with his car since the beginning of the weekend, the Frenchman had to retired for the first time of the season, after a collision with Heikki Kovalainen.
“It’s a big shame not to finish the race as I was picking up my pace on the Option tyre, having started on Prime” explains Jean-Eric Vergne. “It also means it’s my first retirement this season.”
“As for the incident with Heikki, I felt I was ahead and as I started to turn into the corner, we collided and his front wing clipped my rear wheel and there was too much damage to the floor and it was impossible to change the damaged rear wheel so there was no way for me to continue. I think it was just a racing incident.”