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Grosjean will aid Raikkonen's bid

Romain Grosjean vows to help Kimi Raikkonen with his F1 title bid through the remainder of the season
Romain Grosjean has vowed to help Kimi Raikkonen as much as possible in the race for the 2012 F1 title.

Raikkonen sits third in the standings with six races left to go and is 45 points behind Fernando Alonso, despite the fact he has yet to win a race since returning to the sport this season.

The Lotus ace has six podium finishes to his name and has built a championship challenge based on his consistent results, and has impressed many with the way in which he has performed after two seasons away in the World Rally Championship.

Speaking ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, Grosjean said he would now back his team-mate in his bid for the title given that he himself couldn't secure the crown and that he would let the Finn through on track if it was beneficial to his title bid.

"I think we need to be intelligent," he was quoted by ESPNF1. "We started the year with both cars ... both drivers very happy and then until Spa we had fair racing. From now on it's logical that Kimi's fighting at the front of the championship, I don't have many hopes in terms of position - I'm eighth, could be seventh if we score good points - but Kimi's still at the front.

“So yes I will be happy to let him by every time we need, and I know that if the line-up is the same next year from race one it is going to be the same fair play until one is leading the other one. It's not one and two it's just a question of being intelligent and thinking about the team and not for myself."



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Olek135i - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 9:53 PM

Grosjean is wise not to piss off his boss, which Raikkonnen happens to be 1 of. Afterall ownership was part of his deal when he signed with Renault-Lotus-Genii Capital team.



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