Romain Grosjean says he is hopeful that winning the inaugural Auto GP crown will help him as he works towards making a return to the F1 grid.

The former Renault driver wrapped up the title during the season finale at Monza, driving for the same DAMS team that gave him the chance to make a return to the GP2 grid this year.

Having already taken up a testing role with Pirelli as it works on development of its 2011 F1 tyres, Grosjean has already taken steps back towards the F1 grid and is now hopeful that his performance in wrapping up the Auto GP title could also open doors for next season.

"I don't know what to expect really, it's just a bit early for that," he said when reflecting on his championship win. "What I'd like to do, obviously, is getting another chance in F1, and not just to be there, a real chance in a proper seat.

"If not, a season in GP2 is a good plan. In 2009 I left the championship half-way because of the opportunity I had with Renault F1. I was fighting for the title then, maybe I can get another shot at it."

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