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Grosjean exicted ahead of Malaysia

Romain Grosjean gets ready for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang
Romain Grosjean says he is looking forward to returning to Sepang this weekend for his maiden outing in the Malaysian Grand Prix after a tough start to the F1 season in Australia.

The Lotus driver has competed in Malaysia in the past during his time in the GP2 Asia Series and goes into the second round of the 2012 season this weekend eager to bounce back from a retirement at Albert Park.

Despite qualifying on the second row of the grid, the French driver was forced out early after a clash with the Williams of Pastor Maldonado but he said he was encouraged by the performance shown from the E20 despite the disappointing end to his weekend.

“The car is performing very well,” he said. “I was keeping pace with the guys in front of me and was pushing to get past so with a bit more luck I think we could have achieved a great result. I'm disappointed for the team because they deserved better having worked so hard to give us a strong car.

“I made sure to be careful through the opening laps but I can't control the other drivers and there was no way I could have avoided it. From what I saw he braked far too late. I can't move all the way into the gravel just to give someone space; I'm not driving a 4x4! When you're overtaking someone you have to leave at least enough space for that car to remain on the track and this was not the case here.

“Sepang is probably my favourite track. I raced there in 2008 as part of the GP2 Asia Series and I really loved the circuit. It's nice and wide, with fast flowing corners and a lot of undulation which makes it great fun to drive. The last corner is a tricky one, but I enjoy everything about racing here. Well, maybe not the heat and humidity, but at the end of the day it makes it just another challenge for the drivers! I'm really looking forward to it. I believe we can achieve some positive results this season, hopefully starting in Malaysia.”



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26.11.2016 - Qualifying, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
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26.11.2016 - Qualifying, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16 and Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16
26.11.2016 - Free Practice 3, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
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25.11.2016 - Free Practice 2, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
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JJJ - Unregistered

March 21, 2012 1:25 PM

In spite of some questionnable decisions they made in the past on the driver's front, you have to admire this team for bringing in an ex-WC and the GP2 champion instead of opting for some decent paydrivers. Shows they really have the intention to go big or go home.

elijah

March 21, 2012 10:05 AM

Lotus, Mercedes, Red Bull, and McLaren are all ahead of the untamed prancing horse which gives Romain Grosjean and unparalleled opportunity to score plenty of points. He loves the Malaysian circuit to which will help him enormously. Just stay clear of wayward Venezuelans.



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