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Grosjean targets F1 return

Romain Grosjean says he hopes that the Auto GP title will open doors in F1
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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mario - Unregistered

October 05, 2010 12:42 AM

Grosjean is much better than what he looked in 09, like Fisi and Piquet, his career was screwed because he came into Alonso's team and I dont think Grosjean's manager was Flabio. I dont think the Renault team should be on the grid, they always build their cars for one driver and this year its Kub Kub, thay admitted it and thats why Rai shouldnt come back.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

October 04, 2010 10:58 PM

Whilst winning the Auto GP championship might not sound that impressive, the way he did it was quite extraordinary. He came in in a race with the season having already started. He won and then went on to win the whole thing. He's had good performances in GP2 as well, coming closer to Gravity. So maybe, but there are not many seats available and cash is still king to get them.



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