Robin Frijns still believes he has a strong chance of fighting for the title despite failing to score point in Monaco and receiving a five-place grid penalty for Berlin.
The Dutchman looked set to score points after coming through the field after a poor qualifying session.
However, a run in with Alexander Sims put a sharp end to his point-scoring chances. The two drivers collided on the inside of Turn 1, which broke Frijns’ right-front suspension. The FIA deemed Frijns to be at fault for the incident and slapped him with a 5-place grid drop for Berlin.
Frijns now sits third in the drivers’ championship and is still confident that his Envision Virgin Racing car can lead him towards the title again this season.
“Of course, I’m here to try to win the championship, not to try to finish third. This is a good car and we can fight for this championship,” explained Frijns.
When we spoke to Frijns he had not received his five-place grid drop, but the 27-year old felt that Sims could have left more space and was weaving under braking.
“If someone tries to overtake you, you take one line, not start weaving. If you commit to a move you cannot pull out anymore.”
“So, I was on the inside and he just pushed me into a wall.,” concluded Frijns.