“I would say that I have two, but in F1 you never know exactly.”
Lotus’ need for “continuity” helped Romain Grosjean keep his job after the Frenchman’s tumultuous return to formula one in 2012.
That is the admission of team boss Eric Boullier, who along with team owner Gerard Lopez took his time in deciding whether the 26-year-old – derided as F1′s “crash pilot” by many sections of the media – should be replaced.
Gerard Lopez, the owner of the Lotus team, has played down rumours Romain Grosjean could be dropped.
Before the Frenchman got involved in yet another incident this weekend – a high-speed qualifying clash with Pedro de la Rosa – whispers in the Interlagos paddock suggested Grosjean’s future was less than secure.
American multinational Mastercard could be set to return to formula one, according to the latest rumour from Brazil.
Russia’s f1news.ru reported that Mastercard – having sponsored Lola’s stillborn F1 effort in 1997 and then Jordan between 1998-2001 – has now agreed a trackside sponsorship deal with Bernie Ecclestone’s company FOM.
Lotus F1 owner Gerard Lopez has blamed “angry” potential partners for spreading rumours about the team’s financial situation.
Switch to our mobile site