FORMULA ONE star Romain Grosjean endured a horror start to his Turkish Grand Prix weekend – after missing his flight to Istanbul.
The Haas racer, 34, stalled before he’d even made it to Turkey – where he’ll bid to add to his points tally of just two.
Romain Grosjean missed his flight to Istanbul and will arrive late for the weekend’s eventsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Grosjean revealed he still hopes to arrive in Turkey for his media day duties and the first practice session despite his rookie error.
The Swiss driver took to Twitter to share the news – liked nearly 13,000 already.
Grosjean tweeted: “Missed my flight to go to Istanbul … that’s a good start RG.
“Already sorted out a plan for tomorrow am tho.”
Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to enjoy a slightly more relaxed arrival in Istanbul.
The British star, 35, is vying to win his SEVENTH F1 world title this weekend – equalling German legend Michael Schumacher.
Hamilton currently has a lead of 78 points over Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas – needing to extend that to 85 to clinch the crown after another dominant season.
The Mercedes man has already eclipsed Schumacher’s win record – having now sealed his 93rd Grand Prix victory.
Schumacher won 91 races during his illustrious career.
Earlier this week, F1 released the mega 23-race calendar that includes the controversial GP in Jeddah, while a purpose built track is under construction in Qiddiya that will be completed in 2023.
F1 have released a mega 23-race calendar that includes the controversial GP in Jeddah, while a purpose built track is under construction in Qiddiya that will be completed in 2023.
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