Juncadella bemused by 'strangest crash'
7 November 2014 – Force India reserve driver Daniel Juncadella says he is bemused by the "strangest crash" which he suffered during the first free practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Juncadella, who replaced Sergio Pérez for his third session with the squad, had already suffered a spin at Ferradura before he ran wide a few laps later on the approach to Turn 8 and crashed into the tyre barriers.
While the actual impact was not too severe, it resulted in the car experiencing a lot of heat soak, damaging some engine hydraulic components and resulting in Pérez having to sit out the second session.
"It's always good to be back in the car, but it's a shame to end the session with an accident," said Juncadella, who ended the session in 16th position.
"It was the strangest crash I ever had and I was not expecting it at all. The track was evolving very quickly because there is new asphalt and there was only one racing line with grip.
"On that lap I went a bit wider on the kerb, which was a bit too optimistic because I had a moment and had to catch the car. There was no room in the run-off area so I damaged the front of the car.
"I've apologised to the team and I'm sorry that it caused Sergio to miss track time."