The team came away from a tough Monza weekend with no points after both drivers had to retire from the race.
Despite strong starting positions on the grid and running in the top 10 early on, the double retirement meant a disappointing end to the Italian Grand Prix weekend.
We had some issues with the car, so we decided to retire to look after the engine. It is a shame that we were not able to be more in the mix this weekend, but that is sometimes how it is in F1.
We have to look at why it was so tricky for us on this track and see what we can learn from that. I think we will be more competitive in Singapore, which is an entirely different circuit to here, in a couple of weekends.
Unfortunately, we had an issue with the ERS, and we had to stop the car. I noticed a drop in power beforehand, and then I was told to pull off the circuit.
Overall, this was just a tough weekend for us. I was hopeful for a decent race, but we struggled for pace and then had the problem that forced our retirement.
The atmosphere was fantastic, however, so a huge thank you to the fans for their support this weekend.
Mike Krack, Team Principal
Lance battled hard in the early laps, running as high as tenth, but we did not quite have the pace on this track layout, and as the race progressed, it became clear that points were out of reach. With 14 laps to go, we retired Lance’s car as a precaution to save engine mileage.
Sebastian’s race was relatively short when he was forced to retire on lap 11 with a suspected ERS issue. He was losing power before smoke appeared, and we asked him to stop the car.
The focus moves to Singapore at the end of this month – a circuit where we expect a more complete showing.
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