Brendon Hartley may not be a believer in luck or superstition but even feels Lady Luck has been against him in the past few weeks.
The New Zealander shunted heavily in final practice when his suspension failed, destroying his car.
Toro Rosso worked furiously to ready his car for Sunday’s race only to find a technical issue that meant he failed to line up with his rivals.
“I’m not a believer in luck or superstition, but I think it’s definitely fair to say that the last few weeks have been unlucky for me,” he said.
“It was all out of my control this weekend – the suspension failure yesterday in FP3, and another technical issue before we could even start the race, so there’s not too much to comment on the past two days.
“It’s disappointing, but I’ll hit the reset button now, take a couple of days to relax and prepare for the next race.
“I’ve got full trust that all of the people in Toro Rosso will be working hard over the next two weeks, as will I, to improve and show our maximum in Hockenheim.”