Buemi: Heidfeld drove into me
24 July 2011 – Sébastien Buemi was quite sure who the guilty party was following contact with Nick Heidfeld in the German Grand Prix. With the Renault driver making the most of his DRS advantage to close in on the Toro Rosso at the NGK Chicane, the two cars came together on Lap 11 - with the German subsequently flying across the gravel trap.
“Unfortunately, I had rain settings and the rain never came, so it was not the best setup for the race,” Switzerland’s Buemi explained. “I had quite a good start, passing several cars.
“Unfortunately, after that, Heidfeld drove into me at the chicane and I got a puncture on my right-rear. So I had to pit and change tyres, which compromised our strategy even more and, with no rain, that was really it.
“It has been a disappointing weekend in which we cannot be satisfied with our performance, therefore all we can do is look ahead to the Hungarian Grand Prix and at least we don’t have long to wait for that.”
- The Heidfeld-Buemi collision can be viewed at GPUpdate TV
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