Fisichella Sad after Retirement

Italian driver Giancarlo Fisichella was left bitterly disappointed after he retired from the lead during the Canadian Grand Prix

Fisichella Sad after Retirement

Renault suffered a double blow with both Championship leader Fernando Alonso and Fisichella failing to finish.

The Roman's run of bad luck struck again after he had been in front for almost half the race.

"It's a very bad period for me at the moment, I'm really sad," Fisichella said.

"Another problem when I was the leader of the race, I was having a fantastic race, the strategy was perfect, the car balance was right, I was pushing but not 100 percent to save the tyres and the brakes for the end of the race," he told Britain's ITV Sport.

"There was a good possibility we could do a one-two here but unfortunately I had a problem with the hydraulics and I couldn't get on the up shift any more so we stopped..."

Clearly frustrated at a circuit that has favoured him in the past, Fisichella got out of the car and tossed his gloves to the floor as he strode into the garage.

Until then, he had done everything right.

Starting on the second row of the grid in fourth place, he scythed past Ferrari's World Champion Michael Schumacher and BAR's pole sitter Jenson Button to take the lead at the first corner as Alonso came through on the other side.

Fisichella, winner of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, has now retired from half the season's races - while Alonso has won four.

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