F1 » New Renault F1 chief deals blow to Grosjean 2010 hopes


New Renault F1 team principal Eric Boullier reveals that whilst there is one French driver on a shortlist of five for the second cockpit alongside Robert Kubica at Enstone in 2010, he is also the least likely to get the seat - not exactly music to Romain Grosjean's ears...

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cjweekes - Unregistered

January 07, 2010 8:25 PM

really?
JV was only ever had good results when he was in the only good car on the track (Williams 96 & 97). Just because he blagged a WC title doesn't mean he can cut it in such a competitive environment as it is now.

Cardinal

January 07, 2010 9:45 PM

Villeneuve? Please, get real. He's had his day - and two failed comebacks. Heidfeld, di Resta, Davidson, Sato, even Grosjean are better choices. I like Jacques, but he'd be best employed on the BBC's team alongside DC and EJ, now that would be entertaining.

Dany Brown

January 07, 2010 9:55 PM

OK, True that JV only got good result in the 96-97 Williams,but it was also the only two season when he got a decent drive. After that, the qualitie of his drive took a downward spiral, as his result.
Give him an half a decent drive, and some time to get the grip of it, and result should come.
So, he is no Kimi or Alonso, who can take a dog and make it look like an half win-contender, but to say that Grosjean would be a better choice, based on what we have seen of him in F1, is a bit far fetched. That said, i must admit that Grosjean did not have much time to adapt to the car.
But as much as i would like him to get the drive, a decent pilot with recent F1 experience would surely get it.

wudman - Unregistered

January 08, 2010 2:29 AM

:D There will be many happy motor racing fans and a few shocked when Jacques returns to the grid, as for Heidfeld he has never achieved anything in F1!

Dominique - Unregistered

January 08, 2010 8:06 AM

In Montreal, we had some JV news today. He is in Australia, training hard (hot temperature, for Bahrein...). He said that he is working on 2 things. Renault ? and what ? Something with a Ferrari engine ? He said that it's easy to call Lopez and Boullier, he knows those 2 men very well. Things are going fast, but nothing more to say.

He also said that if he is not in a F1 for march 14, he will still try to find something. He says that many chief-staff told him that many drivers will not see the end of the season... He is not working for anything else, he really want to be back.

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