Grosjean: We could’ve scored points

Date published: May 30 2016 - Editor

Haas driver Romain Grosjean has revealed that if it wasn’t for Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen he could have finished in the points at Monaco Grand Prix.

At the time of the incident with his former Lotus teammate, Grosjean was running just outside the top 10 ahead of Williams driver Felipe Massa, who finished in P10.

When Raikkonen made contact with the barrier, the Frenchman tried to take advantage of the situation but when the Finn underteered wide Grosjean was forced to surrender his position to Massa.

“Kimi (Raikkonen) pushed me into the barrier. I had to reverse and that was it. I lost my position and that was the end of my race,” he explained.

“It was hard to keep going behind the Manor car. There was only one dry line and it was impossible to overtake. I did something like 60 laps behind the same car and tried everything I could.

“The good news is that the chassis worked well and we made a good setup.

“I was in front of Massa before the incident, so I think we could’ve scored points, which would’ve been amazing starting where we did.”