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Grosjean apology for Stevens

Romain Grosjean has proved that he is happy to hold his hands up and confess when he is in the wrong.

The Lotus driver had been one of many drivers in the paddock who was critical over Max Verstappen's refusal to accept responsibility for the crash in Monaco.

But after Grosjean squeezed the Manor Marussia of Will Stevens during the Canadian Grand Prix, it was Grosjean's turn to accept responsibility.

Grosjean was lapping Stevens coming towards the final chicane of the lap, Grosjean had the inside line, assumed he was past the Manor and cut back on to the normal racing line.

As he did that, he hit the front wing of Stevens, forcing both drivers to immediately head to the pits.

The stewards handed Grosjean a five-second time penalty, which ultimately didn't affect his race result.

“It can be difficult with traffic here and I was held up a few times even when there were blue flags,” Grosjean told Sky Sports.

“I thought I was past the Manor, but it was soon clear that I wasn’t. It was my fault entirely and I apologise for it. You never stop learning as a driver.”

Stevens added: “My race was going pretty much according to our one-stop plan and then on lap 50 I was hit by Grosjean as he was passing me, which was a little surprising as I left him so much room.

“It was an unnecessary accident and one which required another pit stop for front wing damage. The wing was snapped clean in two.”








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Date:Wednesday June 10 2015

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