Romain Grosjean endured a difficult race, as he was forced to retire with brake problems 10 laps short of the checkered flag.
Romain, meanwhile, sustained a broken front wing that needed to be replaced on lap 38, which jettisoned him from 12th to 18th, one lap down.
Then on lap 57, le pilote Haas F1 Team keyed the radio saying he had no more brakes.
This being a safety issue, Romain Grosjean brought the car to the garage. It was his first retirement of 2016 and his first since the United States Grand Prix last October, a span of eight races.
« I had a very good start, a very good first lap, » Romain Grosjean says. « I managed to get into the top-10 and was fighting there. Then my front wing decided to go, for some reason. We came back to the pits, fitted a new nose, got some tires, but then the brakes went. The car wasn’t having a good day. We really need to find out what’s going on because we reverted back on most of the setup, and we’re still very much struggling with the balance. Testing this week is going to be very important for us. »