Tag Archive: Romain Grosjean
Grosjean supports penalty points system
Last year, the Frenchman became the first F1 driver in years to serve a race ban, following a string of first-lap crashes.
“I think he can forget about 2012 now”
Romain Grosjean has put his troubled start to the 2013 season firmly behind him, according to a Lotus team engineer.
“We have realised what was wrong”
Romain Grosjean has hit back at Alain Prost, after the quadruple world champion said the Lotus driver’s lack of pace in 2013 was due to his “emotionally difficult situation”.
Sebastian Vettel triumphs in Bahrain ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean
Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix after a dominant performance.
“We believe that their integrated chassis (system) is working best of all” – Aldo Costa
The secret of Lotus’ speed in 2013 is an hydraulically-controlled active suspension system, Germany’s specialist Auto Motor und Sport reports.
“I tend to think this is more about the mental side than his speed”
Romain Grosjean needs to rebuild his tattered confidence if he wants to get back on terms with Lotus team leader Kimi Raikkonen.
“He will get there, there’s no problem.”
Lotus boss Eric Boullier has backed Romain Grosjean to bounce back from a bad start to the 2013 season.
Daniel Ricciardo will have the honour of performing this season’s first demo drive
An integral part of the World Series by Renault since its creation, Formula One demonstration drives will once again be on the schedule throughout 2013.
“It’s true, we didn’t have a good race at Sepang” – James Allison
Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 world champion turned TV pundit, thinks Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen would be a good bet for this year’s championship.
“Thank you guys, but we have to improve in many areas.”
New Sauber driver Nico Hulkenberg said eighth place in Malaysia last Sunday was “unacceptable”.
Romain Grosjean will soon be a father.
After his new wife Marion Jolles – who met Grosjean whilst a F1 television reporter – was spotted apparently pregnant, the French Lotus driver confirmed the news.
“We’re seeing the same phenomenon as in Melbourne”
After Kimi Raikkonen eased to victory in Australia, and set the pace in Malaysia on Friday, the forgotten man of Lotus is Romain Grosjean.
After three hours of running in Melbourne, the fog of the winter pre-season has finally begun to clear.
Lotus, like Mercedes and Ferrari, looks quite competitive, but “The front row will be all Red Bull,” said Romain Grosjean. Lewis Hamilton agreed: “They (Red Bull) have obviously been sand-bagging the whole time in winter as expected.
Romain Grosjean has admitted the 2012 season took its toll.
Banned in Monza and written off as F1′s ‘first lap nutcase’ by Mark Webber, Grosjean admits he was relieved at the end of December, when Lotus decided he should be given another chance for 2013.
Eric Boullier, Lotus’ team boss, has admitted he intervened personally to rescue protege Romain Grosjean’s F1 career at the end of last year.
Lotus openly considered ousting the French driver, after he was banned by the FIA in Monza and angrily denounced a ‘first lap nutcase’ by rival Mark Webber. But countryman Boullier thought Grosjean, in spite of his tumultuous 2012, deserved another chance.
Davide Valsecchi, the latest GP2 champion, has revealed he will never forget Lotus’ offer of a role in formula one this year.
We reported last month that the 26-year-old Italian risks becoming the first ever GP2 title winner who might never sit on a F1 grid. But he will at least be Lotus’ reserve driver in 2013, and on Saturday was called up to test the impressive new black and red E21 when Kimi Raikkonen called in sick with food poisoning.
Romain Grosjean, denounced by Mark Webber last year as the ‘first lap nutcase’, insists he has changed for the better ahead of the 2013 season.
But 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve doesn’t think so. “The only reason he has the chance of winning is because he has an incredible car,” French Canadian Villeneuve, who has been signed up by F1′s new French broadcaster Canal+ for 2013, said.
Caterham has followed Williams’ lead by removing a dubious solution for its Coanda-effect exhaust from its 2013 car.
Williams tweaked the specification of its FW35 as last week’s testing concluded, and on Thursday – as the final days of running in Barcelona began – it was clear Caterham was also now fielding a more conventional design.
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