Romain Grosjean insists that when you are driving at supremely high-speed in intense conditions, there isn’t time for pleasantries, saying after collisions that he has a “f*** off” mindset rather than a negotiating one.
Over the past few races, Grosjean and team-mate Kevin Magnussen have got into crashes, one of which at Silverstone caused both of them to retire. After it happened again at the German Grand Prix, Haas boss Guenther Steiner reprimanded them and warned of repercussions if it continued.
In terms of their team-mate dynamic, Grosjean insists that there is no problem between him and Magnussen, but that when the adrenaline is high the drivers go into a defensive frame of mind.
“Our relationship is good.” the Frenchman said.
“When you're driving at 300kph obviously you're not going to be like:
“'Oh please I think I was right and he was wrong. Would you mind giving me the position back. But if I may, please.’
“You're going to say 'f*** off just give me the position'.
“So, unless you want us to be very boring or remove the microphone from the helmet, then it's always going to happen.”
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