Hulkenberg could not see Grosjean because of the blind spot

Author of the article: , published on November 25, 2018.

Nico Hulkenberg said after the race that this collision with Romain Grosjean in the first lap of the race came about because the French racer found himself in his blind spot the moment before the collision and Hulkenberg could not see him like that.

The collision between the two racers occurred in the ninth turn as they battled for seventh place. Grosjean tried to overtake on the right, but they hit the wheels, which caused a spectacular overturning of the German racer.

“Of course I’m disappointed, but I think it was a completely racing accident,” Hulkenberg commented on the post-race accident.

“We both braked a bit late in the eighth turn, so it took me a bit off the ideal line, and him even more. I thought he was off the track, so I took the ideal line in the ninth turn. ”

“He was right there and we hit the bikes. We already know how it went. The car overturned several times, nothing special, nothing dramatic. ”

“Unfortunately I did not see Romain. We both drove very bravely into the eighth turn. I couldn't see him because he was in my blind spot, the rest is history. "

"Still, I'm disappointed because you've been preparing for the race all weekend, and then it's all over so quickly."

After stopping upside down, the German remained in the car for some time. He said on the radio that he was “hanging like a cow” before workers on the track turned his car around. Asked if the halo safety barrier prevented him from getting out of the car, he replied:

“At the moment, I don’t know if the halo has hindered me or not. I had a fence on the right side so there was virtually no space. When you're upside down, it's very difficult to find all the buttons and other things, because it feels quite different. ”

“This is the first time I have found myself in such a situation. The track workers reacted very quickly and got me out of the car. ”

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