|“Our bosses were here today and, unfortunately, we could not deliver a good result. It’s very disappointing to have a double DNF.
“I had problems with upshifting from the very early stages of the race, which at some points was costing me a lot of time – almost a second a lap. We tried to fix the issue by changing some settings, but the shifting never worked as it should have, and it hampered my race.
“Starting from the back of the grid was never going to be easy here. We made up a few places during the race, but there was little chance we could make it into the points today.
“Now we are looking forward to Singapore, which is a more suitable track for us.”