Nasr refutes blame for Wolff crash: ‘she didn’t see me coming’

Brazilian Sauber driver has his say on testing collision at Barcelona’s Turn 5.

Sauber’s Felipe Nasr has denied he was solely to blame for the collision with Williams test driver Susie Wolff at Barcelona today that heavily damaged both cars.

Nasr was on a flying lap when he made contact with Wolff under braking at Turn 5.

“Actually I was opening a push lap, and I could see her leaving the pits at that time,” said Nasr.

“She was driving quite slow in front of me. I caught up with her at Turn 4, and I did see her moving to the right, so I thought that she knew I was coming. Because she was on a slow lap.

“Then I committed myself to the braking on the inside at Turn 5. When I was doing the braking I just felt a big hit on my rear suspension. So I think she never saw me coming.

“[After the crash] I asked her if she saw me and she said no, she didn’t see me coming.

"I can’t blame her for not seeing my car, but the teams give information about what cars are around you, and maybe this is information she didn’t get. I don’t know.”

Frustration at loss of test time

When asked how annoying the loss of track time was, he replied: “It is frustrating, because if you look at the number of laps we did in the morning, it was good, we could have done more than 100 laps today, that was the plan.

"A lot of things got compromised. It does feel like we missed some of the programme.”

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Series Formula 1
Event Barcelona F1 testing
Track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers Susie Wolff , Felipe Nasr
Article type Breaking news
Tags barcelona, f1 test crash, sauber, williams