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Grosjean: I'm still learning

Romain Grosjean says he is still on a learning curve heading into the Spanish Grand Prix
Romain Grosjean admits he still has a lot to learn as the Lotus team prepares for the first European F1 event of the season this weekend in Spain.

Grosjean heads into the Catalunya race having been buoyed by his maiden podium finish last time out in Bahrain, where he joined team-mate Kimi Raikkonen inside the top three.

The French driver then set the quickest time during three days of testing at Mugello last week but he insisted he wasn't getting too carried away about his chances in Spain with the focus being to simply maintain the progress made so far.

“We will have to see what we can pull out of the hat!” he said. “We still need to build step by step. The two last races have been really good, both for the team and for myself. I will give my best in Barcelona and the goal for the next races is to get as far up the driver standings as I can.

“I still have a lot of things to learn, I've only completed four Grand Prix as a full time driver for the season. It's not too much experience but every Grand Prix I finish is a fantastic experience for me. For sure the podium in Bahrain gives me confidence for Barcelona.”

Grosjean added that qualifying would be a vital part of the weekend in Barcelona given the expected difficulty in overtaking through the Spanish event.

“In Barcelona it will be important to qualify well, and it will be much harder to overtake than Bahrain,” he said. “Qualifying is an area where we can still improve a little bit ourselves, we have some ideas of how to improve, and hopefully we'll get on to the front row.”



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elijah

May 07, 2012 12:48 PM
Last Edited 862 days ago

Grosjean is quick and still settling back into Formula One. He is not a true rookie, but he is still modest and always comes across as a very likeable chap.I hope he does well in Spain.

Josh - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 6:28 AM

Jean Eric-Vergne could take a page from Grojean's book. Fast, confident, has put in some impressive performances already, but isn't tooting his own horn or talking himself up. Very modest about it all, which I like. JEV on the other hand... what's he done? Nothing of note (yet) but he thinks he's a superstar. Please...



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