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.
“I think it was good to have a break, it did me good,” he told RMC Sport. “I was much more tired than I thought. It’s about realising just how much fatigue has accumulated, and knowing really what a full season of formula one is about, and that it is not so simple,” added Grosjean.