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DAMS shares Grosjean's delight in F1 return

LRGP managing director Eric Boullier spoke of how impressed he'd been with Grosjean's performance overall this season. "Romain has shown a lot of maturity in the past twelve months both through his GP2 Series victory and his development as third driver with us," he said.

Grosjean agreed that his 2011 season had been key to his chances. "I feel that my successful season in GP2 Series has helped me mature a lot, and I am a much more complete driver than I was last time I was competing in this sport," he said. "I will not disappoint and I wish to thank all the people without whom this return to F1 would not have been possible."

Now Grosjean will find himself alongside another former champion in Kimi Raïkkönen, and will need to establishing himself quickly within the team if recent history is not to repeat itself again in 2012. But he's not phased, and clearly believes that the stars are far better aligned for him in F1 in 2012 then they ever were in 2009.

"To be racing alongside a former world champion and someone who is hungry and returning to F1 will be a great experience," he insisted. "There's a big grin on my face at the prospect of getting behind the wheel of next year's car, and I feel very privileged to be given this opportunity."




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Romain Grosjean (FRA, Dams) celebrates his victory in the GP2 sprint race at Silverstone on the podium. [Photo credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Romain Grosjean (FRA, Dams) celebrates his fifth feature race win of the 2011 season at the Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. July 2011. [Photo credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Romain Grosjean (FRA, Dams). [Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
2011 GP2 Series Champion Romain Grosjean (FRA, Dams) collects the Champion`s Trophy, with Alejandro Agag, team principal of Barwa Addax, which won the teams championship. [Photo credit: Drew Gibson/GP3 Media Service.]
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2015 GP2 Series Round 2. Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Sunday 10 May 2015 Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS) & Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 2. Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Sunday 10 May 2015. Norman Nato (FRA, Arden International) leads Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 2. Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Sunday 10 May 2015 Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 2. Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Sunday 10 May 2015 Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 2. Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Sunday 10 May 2015. Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS) celebrates on the podium with Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) and Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS). Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Saturday 09 May 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) leads Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS), Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS) at the start of the race. World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series
2015 GP2 Series Round 2. Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Friday 8 May 2015. GP2 Top Three Qualifiers. Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS), Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) and Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS). Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.
Alex Lynn (GBR), DAMS, GP2 [Credit: Alex Lynn media]
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2015 GP2 Series Round 1 - Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain. Friday 17 April 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) & Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Test 2 - Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain. Wednesday 1 April 2015. Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Test 2 - Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain. Wednesday 1 April 2015. Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Test 2 - Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain. Thursday 2 April 2015. Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.

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