Lotus team boss Eric Boullier says Romain Grosjean has learned his lesson after being forced to sit out the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Grosjean was replaced by Jerome D'Ambrosio for the race having been handed a ban by the FIA for his role in the start-line accident that affected the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa.

It was the latest in a string of incidents involving the Frenchman this year, making him the first driver to be banned from a race in more than a decade.

The Frenchman was left to watch from the sidelines as D'Ambrosio took his place but Boullier said that the former GP2 racer had learned his lessons and would come back stronger as a result of the ban.

"He will have learned a lot because being in your car you have only one radio in your head," he told the Press Association. "When you are sitting in the garage and you have both cars then you can learn much more.

"He has definitely learned his lessons and I know he is extremely eager to get back in the car in Singapore."

Grosjean has however been criticised further for the Spa incident by Spa team boss Peter Sauber, who insisted that his drivers hadn't been offered an apology from the Lotus driver.

"I read everywhere that Grosjean has apologised to all the drivers for the starting accident at Spa," he was quoted by Blick at Monza. "(That's) a lie. He has contacted neither Sergio or Kamui."


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