In Mexico race day, qualifying were hard for us, and I took the start in 5th position only. During the race, I was stuck behind Jérôme d’Ambrosio. In my car, I was upset against him, you may have noticed that by hearing my on-board radio ! It seemed to me that he did not close the door quite clearly, he left some space, he was moving, it was not easy. We can see that fight under different point of views. But watching the fight on TV, afterwards, I reckon that things are maybe less obvious than I was living from the cockpit !
Generally speaking, we were lacking raw speed. Mexico is a very special track, with a very hot surface – 65 degrees Celsius, I had never seen that before. It was 36 degrees outside, it was really a difficult race.
Eventually, this was a good result, as I increase my advantage to 22 points in the championship classification. It is however a shame for Luca di Grassi, who clearly deserved the win.
Now, we have to understand why it did not work that well. I will spend two days with my engineers to find the solution. We just passed the half-mark championship, we have to fight !