British GP: Grosjean to miss FP2 after DRS crash in first practice

Romain Grosjean will miss the second British Grand Prix practice session after a heavy crash in FP1 forced his Haas Formula 1 team to switch to a spare chassis

British GP: Grosjean to miss FP2 after DRS crash in first practice

Grosjean spun at Turn 1 at Silverstone when he tried to take the corner with his DRS open, hitting the tyre wall with the front-left corner of his car.

He revealed on the team radio that he had attempted to deactivate the DRS, but had failed to hit the button on his steering wheel.

"The car is destroyed, very very sorry. I think it was the bump, I missed the button," said Grosjean.

On retrieving the car, Haas quickly decided to build up the spare. Under FIA regulations any driver taking a new chassis cannot run again on the same day.

"We need to change the chassis," said team boss Guenther Steiner. "He will not be out in FP2. Simple as that."

After a strong race in Austria, Haas endured an eventful first practice session at Silverstone as Grosjean's team-mate Kevin Magnussen was summoned to see FIA stewards after allegedly making a dangerous manoeuvre when passing Fernando Alonso.

"We're back to a normal day in the office," joked Steiner. "One car we need to change chassis, the other is with the stewards right now, so we're just getting normal now!

"I hope we can get it back together tomorrow and have a good race on Sunday, more like Austria."

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