First Pascal Wehrlein dropped out while in the lead. “We still don’t know what was going on,” says the former Formula 1 driver to AUTO BILD. “I suddenly lost propulsion and also the radio. This is of course very disappointing because up until then things were looking very good for us.”
Worse still: just a few seconds after Wehrlein rolls out, his teammate André Lotterer is also stuck in the crash barrier. After a duel with Nissan driver Oliver Rowland, he ran out of space after start-finish in the famous St. Devote curve in the streets of the Monegasque.
“I actually gave him enough space,” says Lotterer to AUTO BILD. “But he was too fast, lost his rear on the curb and touched me. Then I went straight into the wall and couldn’t do anything.”
In the championship, Wehrlein and Lotterer are now 38 and 39 points behind championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne in sixth and seventh place.