For Michael, losing drive going into turn one was an unfortunate end to his race: “I was trying different gears and occasionally the drive came back, but in the end, I had to go onto the grass to avoid the risk of the car being forced into a spin.
It was especially unfortunate as we have not had this problem during the winter tests and were very reliable.
This is why I am not concerned, as I know things like this happen in racing, and our reliability is not in question. I believe I could have had a good race this afternoon, and I can still take some positives out of the weekend as we have seen our car was confirming our feelings, and is definitely a clear step forward.
We can now build on that and start improving further.”