Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing’s Romain Grosjean in the No.51 Nurtec Honda started today’s Detroit Grand Prix race one on Belle Isle from third place on the grid and had a great opening stint in the event and looked on target to bring home another strong result for the team however, it was not meant to be as just five laps from the end of the race he hit the wall and was forced to retire from the race.
The good news is that he will race again tomorrow so will get another bite of the apple and speaking following the race he said:
“We had a very good qualifying for Race 1 in Detroit, third on the grid, not knowing the track, was pretty amazing. “Then for the race, we struggled a bit more with the balance. But we were hanging in there at the restart following the red flag and we were looking good. I made an attacking move on Simon Pagenaud but sadly we touched, and it caused a puncture. After that, I was running at the back and I was trying to find some pace for tomorrow, but I was a bit optimistic, and I ended up in the wall. Overall, our qualifying was good but for the race we still need to improve the car to be better tomorrow.”