• Canadian Grand Prix - FP2

Chassis change for D'Ambrosio after accident

ESPNF1 Staff
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Jerome d'Ambrosio's wreck after his accident in FP2 © Sutton Images

Jerome d'Ambrosio will have to use a new chassis for the rest of the Canadian Grand Prix weekend after crashing at the exit of turn four during the second practice session.

D'Ambrosio lost control in turn three and clipped the kerbs on the exit of turn four, pitching him into the outside barrier. The Virgin driver walked away from the accident unharmed but his mechanics will have to build a new car up overnight.

"It has been a particularly tough start to our weekend in Montreal and as a consequence the mechanics and engineers have a long evening ahead of them to get us back on track," team principal John Booth said. "Unfortunately Jérôme's crash is going to require a chassis change due to extensive damage to the nose fixings and this is a big job that will take us late into the night."

D'Ambrosio took full responsibility for the accident.

"The day was going pretty well today," he said. "I had a good feeling with the car and I really enjoy driving here. But then I made a mistake in turn three, which pushed me wide on to the kerb at turn four. I couldn't turn in and so I ended up hitting the wall. It's a shame to finish the day like this but I was happy how the car was behaving on the circuit so I'm sure we can bounce back tomorrow, I'm just very sorry for the team as the guys now have a lot of work to do tonight."