Romain Grosjean says he is eager to move on from the disappointment of Singapore when he returns to racing at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix.
The Frenchman suffered a number of problems throughout the race weekend in Singapore, crashing on both Friday and Saturday. Grosjean then failed to even start the race itself as a result of a brake-by-wire issue, and when asked how he moves on from such a difficult race he says his focus has to be on getting back to work at Sepang.
“It’s actually very straightforward," Grosjean said. "It was frustrating not to race. It’s what I love to do. I just want to go to the next one and get on top of all the issues we had. Singapore was a very difficult weekend for myself, but mostly for the guys on the team.”
And Grosjean says the lack of track time in Singapore has at least left him fully fresh heading to another challenging race in Malaysia.
“They are two of the most difficult races of the season with all the elements to consider. As I didn’t race in Singapore, I’m absolutely ready, physically, to race in Malaysia.
“I think it’s pretty much the hardest race of the year. Singapore is a slower track with slower corners, whereas Malaysia has high speed with high loads. Again, it’s a great challenge, a great track, and when you have a good car, it’s an amazing experience.”
With much of the Sepang circuit being resurfaced, as well as slight changes to the final corner, Grosjean says it will be one of Friday's tasks to understand how the updates have an impact on the cars and tyres.
“With the resurfacing, you’ve got to go through with the cars and see if the grip is different. There’s also a lot of rain at Sepang, so we could see some big aquaplaning. We’ll be working as hard as we can to deal with all the conditions.”