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Grosjean: My mark for season so far? 7.5 out of 10

Romain Grosjean: Silverstone one of my best races – along with Canada

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean has revealed that he would give himself 7.5 out of 10 for his season so far.

Grosjean is currently seventh in the F1 2012 drivers' championship heading to the German Grand Prix next weekend and he has scored 61 points in total, following five top-ten finishes - including two podiums.

Asked to assess his form he added that he has been pretty pleased, although not 100 percent.

“Well I'm a perfectionist in that I always want better, so I'm not 100 percent happy because not 100 percent has been right," he explained. "But then, this is my first full season in F1 and I'm talking about maybe getting my first win off the back of two podiums already, and what should have been three without a mechanical issue.

"I can also look at good races such as Silverstone where there was fantastic overtaking and fighting with the World Champion. So I would say 7.5 out of 10."

Meanwhile he reiterated that he was delighted with his sixth place finish in the British Grand Prix last weekend, given he had to make an early unscheduled stop following the contact with Paul di Resta's Force India on lap 1.

“It was a very long weekend [at Silverstone]. Very wet, and then dry by the end. I had my ups and downs, but I think that was one of my best races – along with Canada – because the recovery from almost last to sixth was amazing,” he continued.

“The car was working fantastically well, while again with the tyres we managed something that no-one else I think was able to achieve. Those are very good points.

“Now we need to put everything together. We've been saying that for a while now, but I'm sure it's going to come.

“If we can manage a good qualifying – in the front two rows – then I'm sure we can get the win.”

Grosjean, however, won't start that far up at Hockenheim, as he has picked up a five-place penalty for a gearbox change, something that means sixth on the grid is now the best he can hope for [see separate story - HERE].

Related Pictures

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08.07.2012- Race, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E20 and Kamui Kobayashi (JAP) Sauber F1 Team C31
07.07.2012- Free Practice 3, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E20
07.07.2012- Free Practice 3, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E20
06.07.2012- Free Practice 2, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E20
05.07.2012- Press conference, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E20
05.07.2012- Press conference, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E20
10.06.2012- Race, 2nd position Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E20

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PF - Unregistered

July 14, 2012 1:46 PM

Compared to 2009, he has done an incredible job. Yes he has had his fair share of incidents, but when he's on form he delivers - and delivers well.

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