It was a bit of an unnecessary risk from Lotterer to attempt the overtake in turn 7, especially as the track conditions were still very slippery and damp at the start," said Stoffel afterwards. "That dropped me back to around P13, but from then on, I had a good race. I managed to overtake a lot of cars, we had a good strategy with the attack mode, and the pace was also really good."
Stoffel proceeded to carve his way back through the field and even had the podium within reach again, but he found himself unfortunately positioned behind di Grassi who suddenly slowed down in turn six, which is the fastest corner of the circuit: "I had to take avoiding action, the car hit a bump in the road and took off, leaving me as just a passenger."
Stoffel emerged from the no-fault accident unharmed, but his car was badly damaged. What annoyed him most, however, was the missed opportunity to bring home a decent points haul.