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Grosjean: Early issues ‘unfortunate’

Romain Grosjean says clashes in the early stages of F1 races this season have been unfortunate
Romain Grosjean insists that the issues he has faced in the early stages of a number of races this season have been 'unfortunate' – and are simply something that happens when you are running near the front.

The Lotus driver was forced to retire on the opening few laps in Australia, Malaysia and Monaco after getting caught up in accidents on track, having qualified strongly towards the front of the field.

While those retirements have hit his championship position as a result, Grosjean insisted it was part and parcel of racing and wasn't down to him doing anything silly off the line.

"I think in Australia I couldn't do much, Malaysia it was my mistake - I spun on the wet and I admit it - and then Monaco; what do you want to do?" he was quoted by ESPNF1. "That's just the way it is, and if you fight at the front it's sometimes more difficult. I don't have any problem with that,

“I haven't been over aggressive crashing in to everybody. It is as it is unfortunately, sometimes everything goes perfectly together, sometimes it doesn't. I don't think I've been doing anything silly in the starts."

Grosjean heads to Montreal this week hoping to fight for Lotus' first victory of the season but he admitted it was hard to know what to expect at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

“It's difficult to say,” he said. “We haven't gone to any tracks with low downforce so far. I'm confident that the team has been working well, I'm confident that our baseline setup is pretty good and we can improve from there to get the best from everything."



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LOL - Unregistered

June 08, 2012 1:28 PM

Still think he is trying to win it in the first corner. Always trying to play the great hero, thinking he can beat the best there is out there, always hitting people trying.



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