Sergey Sirotkin found his Williams Formula 1 car’s seat so uncomfortable he struggled to
make it to the chequered flag of the Spanish GP.
The Russian started from 19th on the grid after being hit by a three-place penalty carried over from Baku.
He threaded his way through the wreckage of Romain Grosjean’s opening-lap shunt when he became uncomfortable.
“It’s been a very tough day,” he said.
“I had a good start and I was right in the mix before I almost got caught by a couple of spins ahead of me.
“Then I started to struggle with… let’s say it this way to not upset anyone – the problem is with seat comfort.
“It was really massive. I was really struggling with the – you know, just staying in the car.”
Sirotkin finished last – 14th after all the retirements – for Grove-based Williams while team-mate Lance Stroll just missed out on the points in 11th.
Meanwhile, Nico Hulkenberg’s race was over almost as quick as it began as the Renault driver was wiped out in the carnage of the first lap pile up.
But Carlos Sainz was in the points for the Enstone prepared side, the Spaniard keeping the home fans happy with a seventh place finish.