Grosjean: “If there is one day you need to be lucky, it’s tomorrow”

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Romain Grosjean reflects on his great qualifying on the streets of Detroit.

Photo credit: Penske Entertainment | Joe Skibinski

The Andretti Autosport DHL No. 28 driver Romain Grosjean was able to qualify in third for Sunday’s Detroit GP. The Frenchman recovers his qualifying form from before the month of May, as he had the best qualifying record on the grid. He scored two pole positions at the season opener in St Pete and in Barber.Grosjean went out for Round 1 of qualifying in Group 1 and was able to be second fastest behind rookie Marcus Armstrong. The Ganassis showed to be the class of the field, but he was the lead Andretti.

In the Fast 12, as his teammate Kyle Kirkwood put his car into the wall, Grosjean was able to advance also in second place, splitting the Ganassis of Alex Palou and Marcus Ericsson.In the Firestone Fast Six, the former F1 star was able to go into second place, with a 1:02:2896. But as he was improving on his second push lap, he went wide in turn 2 and touched the wall at the exit, with enough damage to end his run. Scott McLaughlin was the only one to beat his time, so he will start third for tomorrow’s GP.His Andretti Autosport teammates will start only on the sixth row or lower: Kirkwood in 12th, DeFrancesco in 17th, and Colton Herta on surprisingly bad form in 24th after incidents for all three during the day.“Yeah, not too shabby,” said Romain Grosjean. “Staying out of trouble trying to get the laps in when it matters. On the Fast Six, I made a mistake on my second push. I hit the wall out of three so it cost me a bit of time but we had a good car. Yeah, so we’ve been fast, my teammates were very fast as well. We’re fast and there is a lot’s gonna happen so I’m excited for tomorrow and hopefully, the car is going to go well.”As for his fortunes tomorrow, Grosjean said:”Well, I’ll tell you one thing: if there is one day you need to be lucky, in a day in the year, it’s tomorrow. A lot’s gonna happen and it’s being in the right time in the right place so, hopefully, we get lucky. Hasn’t been our strength this year so maybe we kept it over now.”

Photo credit: Penske Entertainment | Joe Skibinski