Romain Grosjean has said he thinks there might have been an underlying issue with his Lotus during the Australian Grand Prix.
Whilst his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen won the race, Grosjean finished in 10th position having qualified just one place behind his Finnish team-mate. Read more... (139 words, estimated 33 secs reading time)
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. With a 2013 seat secured, Frenchman Grosjean went on holiday. Read more... (112 words, estimated 27 secs reading time)
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. Read more... (215 words, estimated 52 secs reading time)
Lotus’ need for “continuity” helped Romain Grosjean keep his job after the Frenchman’s tumultuous return to F1 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. Read more... (249 words, estimated 1:0 mins reading time)
Romain Grosjean has admitted to relief, after Lotus this week ended a long period of speculation about the Frenchman’s future.
After his often impressive yet error-strewn return to F1 this year, the 26-year-old Frenchman admitted he genuinely feared for his race seat. Read more... (264 words, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)
Lotus has ended an intense period of speculation by announcing Romain Grosjean is staying with the team in 2013.
At the same time, former Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi admitted he will not be on the F1 grid next season. Read more... (96 words, estimated 23 secs reading time)
Lotus is finally getting up-and-running with a state of the art driver simulator, the Dutch website formule1.nl reports.
Romain Grosjean said he got his first taste of the new technology whilst preparing recently for Austin’s brand new Circuit of the Americas layout. Read more... (84 words, estimated 20 secs reading time)
Eric Boullier has once again played down speculation Romain Grosjean’s place at Lotus is in doubt for 2013.
At the end of a tumultuous season for Frenchman Grosjean, the 26-year-old admitted this week that he is yet to sign a new deal for next season. But team boss Boullier told French-language f1i.com: “We believe in him. Read more... (133 words, estimated 32 secs reading time)
Romain Grosjean has admitted he is yet to sign on the dotted line for 2013.
Early this week, as publications mused the likely shape of the 2013 grid, it emerged there could still be question marks about Lotus’ next lineup. On paper, the team is expected to keep the Eric Boullier-linked fellow Frenchman Grosjean, who is strongly backed by important team sponsor Total. And Kimi Raikkonen’s 2013 contract has already been announced. Read more... (212 words, estimated 51 secs reading time)
Lotus driver Romain Grosjean has been given a five-place grid slot penalty at the United States Grand Prix because of a gearbox change.
During Free Practice 1, Grosjean lost fourth gear and the Lotus team were forced to replace his gearbox ahead of qualifying. It is not the first time this season that Grosjean has had to endure a gearbox penalty – in July’s German Grand Prix, he also had a penalty for changing his gearbox.