Miscommunication blamed for Haas' near-miss in Bahrain

From ESPN - April 12, 2018

SHANGHAI, China -- Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have moved on from their near-collision in Bahrain after Haas put it down to a "miscommunication" between the pitwall and its drivers.

Grosjean appeared to hold up Magnussen during the race after the Dane had stopped earlier for fresh rubber and caught back up to him on the track, the same time Grosjean was busy fighting with Force India's Sergio Perez. Magnussen, who felt he was being blocked, took to remonstrating on the radio before attempting a risky move down the inside of Turn 2 where he very nearly made contact with his teammate.

"We have had a good chat about it in the team and the subject is closed," Grosjean said. "It was unfortunate timing because when Kevin came out I was behind the Force India and I was going for a move.

"I knew Kevin was coming behind on new tyres but I did not know if it was one, two or four seconds behind when you do not see anything in the mirrors and I was focusing on the Force India. It was poor communication because Kevin thought I was going to let him go up the inside and I did not know he was straight behind me as I was doing my race. It was an unfortunate situation."


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