Grosjean's race over as rain batters Malaysia
25 March 2012 – Romain Grosjean is the first retirement from the Malaysian Grand Prix, having spun off-track at Turn 6 on the third lap. The Lotus driver, who was about to pit for Wet tyres, initially lost position as he spun with Michael Schumacher on the opening tour.
“I was there, I was careful and unfortunately Schumacher comes and hits me at Turn 4, so I spun. The rain came too hard and Kimi (Räikkönen) was pitting so I had to stay out with Inters...
"I couldn’t drive it. There was no visibility, it was really difficult, we couldn’t even go flat-out on the straights. I’m very disappointed because I think we could have had a good race.”
The result marks a second retirement within seven days for Grosjean, who in Australia last week came together with the Williams of Pastor Maldonado.