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Grosjean: I wanted first win at all costs

“Obviously, I hope I have grown up, but I do not want to stop there. I want to continue the analysis during the winter and come back on a sound footing. The return to training is scheduled for 30 December because we are testing in February already.”

Grosjean's problems during the season were thought to have been a major factor in Lotus taking its time to reconfirm him alongside Kimi Raikkonen for a second term. Unsurprisingly, with his F1 future hanging in the balance once again, the Frenchman didn't find it easy.

“It was a difficult period,” he admitted, “Frankly, I'm relieved [to have re-signed] because the last weeks have not been easy to manage. I really wanted to continue the adventure. When I heard the news, it was a great joy.

“There will be a different pressure [net season]. I am no longer a beginner and making the same mistakes will not be possible. In karting or cars, we have a year to learn and a year to win, but F1 is a bit different because it depends on many things. [For next season], for me and for the team, I want to do the best possible performance, giving the maximum. I hope the car will be good, but we must wait for the first qualifying of the year to find out.”

Grosjean insists that he has not set his sights on a particular championship position for 2013, instead preferring to focus on his performance.

“I want to score points consistently, have the speed that I had this season and be consistent in the effort,” he concluded, “After that, I'm not setting objectives in terms of ranking. It would be a mistake….”



Tagged as: Romain Grosjean , Lotus , 2013

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mnn - Unregistered

December 28, 2012 1:48 PM

Kept saying would learn, would improve. However, only his silent teammate made progress throughout the season..... Silent is gold it seems. Word is cheap without action.

munish - Unregistered

December 28, 2012 5:15 PM

his teammate crashed him with an incompatible power steering. And i heard from mark slade kimi had to helped the team to test new parts which compromise his own setup period. Just like when Kimi test the failed passive DRS for 3 race weekends and for nth in the end. Pure excuses from Romain, lucky for him, Kimi sahred his telemetry to his teammate.



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