Spanish GP: Lotus rues Romain Grosjean's suspension fault
|By Jonathan Noble and Matt Beer||Sunday, May 12th 2013, 17:33 GMT|
Lotus is sure Romain Grosjean had the pace to help prevent it losing second in the constructors' championship in the Spanish Grand Prix had his suspension not failed.
Grosjean was running ninth in the first stint, but had to park with a problem on his car's right rear on lap eight.
Lotus chief Eric Boullier apologised to Grosjean for the issue.
"I think we suspect suspension component failure," Boullier told AUTOSPORT.
"It was not his fault and we feel sorry for him and for the team as well because we lost second place in the championship, and I think Romain was in good shape to finish in good points."
Lotus said it was the first such failure of a well-tested suspension configuration, and would be investigated in the coming week.