Sunday in Belgium: “One day your luck has to run out”
| Source: lotusf1team.com |
For the first time in his Lotus F1 Team career, Kimi failed to finish a Grand Prix after brake failure in today’s Belgian Grand Prix. Our Finn was philosophical at the blow dealt to his championship aspirations.
Q: What happened today?
KR: I had a brake failure so there was really no point in trying to continue.
Q: How was the beginning of your race?
KR: We both got good starts off the line but there wasn’t enough space into the first corner where I went over the kerb and lost some time. After that I was pushing as hard as I could.
Q: How early did the brake issue manifest itself?
KR: There were some brake issues at the beginning of the race but we were managing them and it was going okay until we had to retire.
Q: Your consecutive run of Grand Prix and points finishes comes to an end…
KR: We’ve finished a lot of races and had some good reliability so far. One day your luck has to run out and today was that day.
Video: Kimi retires from the race
On a happier note…
Video: 60seconds with Kimi (Italian SkySports)