x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 January 2018

Chandhok's frustration at collision with Alguersuari

Karun Chandhok hit out at Jaime Alguersuari's driving after the pair collided during Spanish Grand Prix.

Karun Chandhok hit out at Jaime Alguersuari's driving after the pair collided during Spanish Grand Prix yesterday. The incident happened on lap 26 when Alguersuari cut across the front of Chandhok's HRT-Cosworth in his Toro Rosso-Ferrari and took off the nose section of Chandhok's car. Although the Indian driver was able to make it back to the pits for repairs, suspension damage caused by the incident forced him out of the race. "I'm very disappointed, it's a real shame what happened with Jaime," said Chandhok. "I stayed out of his way, kept the car completely straight and he just turned left into me. "In the end, although we changed the front wing, the damage to the front right suspension was too much and I had to stop." Alguersuari, who finished 10th despite receiving a drive-through penalty for the incident, said: "Mistakes are part of racing. The backmarkers were very tough to overtake."

* Agencies