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Grosjean: I’ll support Renault decision

Romain Grosjean says he will back Renault's decision over who will replace the injured Robert Kubica
Romain Grosjean has said he will back Renault's decision when it comes to replacing the injured Robert Kubica, even though it appears highly likely that he will be overlooked for the role.

Grosjean took part in seven races for the season back in 2009 after the departure of Nelson Piquet Jr but then left the team at the end of the year before returning for 2011 in a test and reserve role.

While fellow test driver Bruno Senna has been mentioned as one possible option to replace Kubica, albeit behind hot favourite Nick Heidfeld, Grosjean looks to set to remain in GP2 having started his racing season today in the opening round of the new Asia Series season.

While he admits he would jump at the chance to make a return to the grid, Grosjean said he would respect whatever decision is taken by Renault with his long-term focus being on securing a race seat for the 2012 campaign.

"I am ready to answer the call, but for now I'm here to race in GP2," he was quoted by L'Equipe. "My goal and (management company) Gravity's goal is for me to be in F1 in 2012, and we will work towards that step by step.

"If they do call me, I'll go, but if they have something else in mind, I accept it as a member of the team. I will always support the team and, at the moment, all of my thoughts are with Robert."



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31.01.2011 Valencia, Spain,  Jan Charouz (CZE), test driver, Lotus Renault GP, Bruno Senna (BRA), test driver, Lotus Renault and Romain Grosjean (FRA) , test driver, Lotus Renault GP  and Ho Pin Tung (CHI), test driver, Lotus Renault GP - Lotus Renault GP R31 Launch - Formula 1 World Championship
31.01.2011 Valencia, Spain,  Jan Charouz (CZE), Bruno Senna (BRA), Robert Kubica (POL), Lotus Renault GP, Gerard Lopez (FRA) Genii Capital, Lotus Renault GP, Eric Boullier (FRA), Team Principal, Lotus Renault GP, Vitaly Petrov (RUS), Lotus Renault GP, Romain Grosjean (FRA), Ho-Pin Tung (CHN) - Lotus Renault GP R31 Launch - Formula 1 World Championship
31.01.2011 Valencia, Spain,  Jan Charouz (CZE), test driver, Lotus Renault GP, Bruno Senna (BRA), test driver, Lotus Renault and Romain Grosjean (FRA) , Lotus Renault GP  - Lotus Renault GP R31 Launch - Formula 1 World Championship
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 and Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Race, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34 leads Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Manor Racing MRT05
27.11.2016 - Race, Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16 leads Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16 leads Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 leads Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Jerome Stoll (FRA) Renault Sport F1 President
27.11.2016 - Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Renault Sport F1 Team group photo, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16

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