Haas was having a great race. Kevin Magnussen was running fourth after a brilliant start with Romain Grosjean close behind in fifth. It could have been the team’s best-ever result but then, the pit stops happened.
Magnussen ground to a halt a few corners after exiting with what he felt was a suspension issue – it turned out to be a loose wheel. Then, two laps later, Grosjean came in for his stop and incredibly, the exact same thing happened. Both cars out, just like that.
Grosjean’s car required a VSC to recover, which allowed Sebastian Vettel to pit and grab the lead. Ferrari grabbing the lead because of a well-timed retirement from the ‘Ferrari B-team’. Let the conspiracy theories begin!