Tag Archive: Romain Grosjean
“Now flat out on 2014 car!”
Romain Grosjean has played down concerns Lotus is way behind its major rivals in simulator testing of the 2014 car.
Grosjean not sure if Lotus budget in place
The Enstone based team had been delaying signing its preferred option to replace the disgruntled Kimi Raikkonen – Nico Hulkenberg – until the money from the much-vaunted ‘Quantum’ investment came through.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for me to join Lotus F1 Team for 2014.” – Pastor Maldonado
Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado  will join the Enstone squad alongside Frenchman Romain Grosjean  for the 2014 Formula 1 season.
“Our 2013 season was less fruitful than the two previous ones” – Jean-Paul Driot
After two consecutive drivers’ titles (Romain Grosjean in 2011 and Davide Valsecchi in 2012) and a teams’ crown in 2012, DAMS did not meet with the same success in 2013 due mainly to poor results in the first half of the season.
Earlier, the talented Nico Hulkenberg was Lotus’ top choice
Sources close to Lotus report that the Enstone based team is ready to announce the Williams-departed Pastor Maldonado as Romain Grosjean’s teammate for 2014.
Brazilian Grand Prix: Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos – Qualifying times
Sebastian Vettel is fastest for his ninth pole of the season at season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.
“I really like it”
Romain Grosjean has revealed he still seeks therapy as the result of his tumultuous 2012 season that almost ended his F1 career.
Kovalainen in the running for 2014 seat – Lotus
The Finn, Caterham’s ‘Friday’ driver this season, was drafted into Lotus’ race lineup for Austin when countryman Kimi Raikkonen headed for early back surgery.
“I’m angry to have lost out to Kovalainen”
Michael Schumacher was among no less than seven candidates to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus for the last two races of 2013.
“This weekend and Brazil won’t I think have a huge influence on that”
He may be racing a black and gold car for the rest of 2013, but Heikki Kovalainen on Thursday played down suggestions he could be in the running to replace Kimi Raikkonen permanently.
Jacques Villeneuve said Raikkonen is right to have finally run out of patience
Bernie Ecclestone has backed Kimi Raikkonen’s threat to strike after the Finn revealed he has not been paid “a single euro” in 2013.
“This radio message could have been sent in a less emotional way.” – Eric Boullier
Lotus has apologised after an expletive-laden exchange on the radio with Kimi Raikkonen during the Indian grand prix.
The Red Bull driver broke a fundamental rule about taking his car straight to ‘parc ferme’
Sebastian Vettel spent some of his first moments as a quadruple world champion-elect in the stewards office after Sunday’s Indian grand prix.
“I made a different decision to them”
Felipe Massa has revealed he passed over Ferrari’s advice in devising his race strategy for the Indian grand prix.
“Otherwise I wouldn’t have made the decision if I didn’t think it was right for myself”
Ahead of their 2014 reunion, Ferrari and Kimi Raikkonen insist they are not worried about one another’s worrying run of poor form.
“I can get less out of them than Romain on a (single) flying lap”
Kimi Raikkonen has pointed to Pirelli’s reversion to 2012-specification tyres, and the tightening of the operating guidelines, as the reason he has fallen off the pace at recent grands prix.
Romain Grosjean has named Nico Hulkenberg as his ideal new teammate at Lotus for 2014.
As it stands, even Grosjean’s place at the Enstone based team is not guaranteed, even though he said bosses are happy with his performance.
Paul di Resta is unwell in India, it emerged on Thursday.
Earlier, it was no surprise in the Buddh circuit when word got around that reserve driver James Calado will be driving the Scot’s car in initial Friday practice.
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