Lotus F1 Team Data At Odds With Verstappen Claims

Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team in the FIA Press Conference.
Monaco Grand Prix, Wednesday 20th May 2015. Monte Carlo, Monaco.
 Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team in the FIA Press Conference. Monaco Grand Prix, Wednesday 20th May 2015. Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The Lotus F1 Team have dismissed claims from Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen who claimed that Romain Grosjean brake tested the teenager resulting in the Dutch teenager colliding with the Frenchman towards the end of last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.

The Enstone outfit’s Trackside Operations Director Alan Permane has revealed that their data showed that Grosjean actually applied the brakes later than the lap before heading into turn one prior to the crash.

Verstappen was handed a five place grid penalty and two points on his FIA Super Licence as the race officials at the Monaco Grand Prix found that he was responsible for the accident.

Permane took to Twitter to say that Grosjean braked 5 metres later than the lap before and this data was shown to the FIA following the race and this is why the penalty was in fact handed to Max Verstappen and not Romain Grosjean

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