Grosjean apologises after spectacular crash
11 October 2015 – Romain Grosjean apologised to Lotus after he suffered a high-speed exit during the early stages of the Russian Grand Prix.
Grosjean had been trailing McLaren's Jenson Button when he lost control of his car at the fast left-hander of Turn 3 and crashed heavily, causing substantial damage to his E23 Hybrid.
Grosjean was able to walk away uninjured from the wreckage after recording his fifth retirement of the season
"I lost the rear end in a very high speed corner going through Turn 3 and couldn't recover it," said Grosjean.
"We don't know exactly why yet. We need to check what has happened – was it a driver error or something technical? – we'll see."
Grosjean reckons that he was on course for a top 10 finish until his spectacular crash.
"I feel sorry for the guys because there will be a lot of work to repair the car," he said.
"I feel OK physically and I'll certainly be a bit sore tomorrow morning, but I'll be completely fine again after a couple of days.
"We lost some good points today but let's understand what happened and look forward to the next race."