Oct 26

Grosjean happy to ‘lose places’ to avoid start crashes

Romain Grosjean has vowed to continue his overly-cautious approach to the start of grands prix.

2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Romain Grosjean 062012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Romain Grosjean 05The Frenchman was noticeably guarded on the run to the first corner in Korea two weeks ago, having been reportedly warned that more start crashes could mean a multiple-race ban, or possibly even the loss of his Lotus seat for 2013.

So Grosjean, 26, is happy to go slow for now.

“We are happy to lose a couple of places at the start to avoid accidents; it’s not the end of the world,” he is quoted by the Times of India newspaper.

“It is the first step of the approach (and) I plan to follow this approach to the end of the season,” he revealed.

His obviously-careful strategy for the otherwise-vigorous opening metres of a grand prix has, however, been noticed by his rivals, Grosjean acknowledged.

“(Other) drivers are already starting to take advantage because they know I am under pressure.  But it is alright as long as I am not involved in another incident,” he said.

source: GMM