F1 » Grosjean confident Lotus talks 'on the right track'

Romain Grosjean is confident that ongoing talks with the Lotus team can lead to a second season at Enstone in 2013.

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manu - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 12:34 PM

Funny, those who kept meantion about "i learned alot of things" nvr really improve.

Those who nvr make a big fuss about it kept improving quietly. Which happened to be your teammate, despite not having his tool (power steering setup) and had to cope with it.

Dan - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 1:17 PM

I don't know, might be good for him to have another year, see if he can cut out the mistakes. He is a quick driver, no doubt. But then again, if Lotus want to be in the top 3 at least and challenging for titles, can they afford to keep him on if he keeps making mistakes... Maybe Kovalainen or Kobayashi would be a good replacement


December 14, 2012 1:26 PM

Romain lost a whole load of points through accidents and mishaps last year, he also scored plenty of points when he stayed out of trouble, replacing him though after only one season would give the impression that anyone can deliver good results, which I doubt

LJ - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 1:35 PM

I'm not a big fan of new drivers coming into F1 and immediately getting really fast cars. Grosjean has had 2 shots with Renault/Lotus and although he has improved, his accidents really leave a bad taste.

What really annoyed me is he stopped taking responsibility for his mistakes and started blaming others at the end of the year.

They should give a season or two at another team and if he shows he's learned his lesson bring him back. Marussia/Caterham for at least a year would give him some perspective at how lucky he's been.

Freddie - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 1:48 PM

I'd be surprised if they keep him. He's fast but smashed up the car too many times, lots too many points and he had a good car. Kamui is the way to go for Lotus

Nerone - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 1:49 PM

People should not forget his cv and the two F1 drivers he has faced until now : Alonso and Raikkonen.
Grosjean has won everything on his way to F1. This year he has also beaten his team mate in qualifying. Probably Raikkonen being the most innate talent on the field.
Obiously he crashed too much but not always was his fault only.

munish - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 2:34 PM

@Nerone i wouldn't say beat, he cant even put a rusty kimi to shame 10-9 (bahrain, team asked kimi to sit out Q3, Canada- hydraulic failures etc) , next year with the team sorted out kimi 's power steering, he will be facing the Real Kimi Raikkonen.

DelBoy - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 2:34 PM

I think Lotus could be trying to find a financial package for Senna, more for the marketing purposes of the name than outright talent, but can still bring the car home in the points if circumstances are right.

sokudo - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 3:43 PM

The longer Lotus stall on naming their second driver, the less likely it is Grosjean will get the drive imo. Honestly, if he was going to be there next year, wouldn't Lotus have made up their mind by now? Instead, they're stalling, and likely because they're negotiating with other guys (probably Kovalainen and Kobayashi).

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