"It was quite messy Turn 1, 2, cars all over the place and then in Turn 3 I didn't see so much because my vision was blocked with other cars and then last second I saw smoke coming up and saw a auto rolling into me or towards me".
While Grosjean defended his claim that he accelerated across the track to avoid other cars, the stewards thought otherwise.
The Barcelona stewards deemed Grosjean made the wrong decision to try and correct his spin on track and handed him the three-place grid demotion for the race in Monaco, which is live on Sky F1 from May 24-27.
Hulkenberg and Gasly came off worse, forcing their abandonment from the race but thankfully neither driver sustained any injuries.More news: How to set up Gmail offline mode
"That's kicking the guy in the face when he's on his knees", said the Haas boss.
"His vehicle spun around and, yes, it doesn't look good if someone accelerates when you're in the middle of the track, but it's a millisecond decision that he needed to take".
A clumsy switch bump caused Grosjean to crash under the safety vehicle in Azerbaijan, and the faults of the Spain weekend were outlined above. He was turned and he said 'I had a decision to make, do I stand still or do I go through?' He went through and he knocked two out. "Over the winter we've learned that a wet track is very slippery here, so we could have a chaotic race and maybe out of any chaos we can benefit". He tipped me into a spin and then drove into the front of my spinning auto.
"Obviously, Q3 could've been better and I'm not super happy to start P10 but, in general, I think we're in a good position for the race and I'm happy for the team".More news: Verstappen fastest on 1st day of mid-season F1 tests
"It's never a good place to be, in the middle, whatever you do - that's my point of view". Maybe they would have liked that better?
He was forced to start at the back of the grid after an issue in qualifying, but a brilliant race saw him running up in sixth as a late safety vehicle was called. Indeed, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, victor last month in China, had a spin under the virtual safety auto in Barcelona. Yes, the consequences were unpleasant, but you only have a few milliseconds to decide - and that's what he decided.
"I feel sorry for them that they were taken out but he didn't try an overtaking manoeuvre to take them out or understeer into anything".
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Another day and another round of defending his drivers; this time Guenther Steiner says Romain Grosjean is an easy target given that his reputation is "not the highest one" at the moment.