Romain Grosjean has received a lot of stick recently for his first lap overtaking attempts.
9 crashes out of 14 races (one race, the Frenchman was absent serving a ban) is a bad statistic. Why? Because the very least a team asks is that, whilst it’s in their control, drivers should get to the end of a race. You ask the three back teams, they’ll agree.
Grosjean started in the season in a blaze of glory, a podium and outperforming his former world champion team mate Kimi Raikonnen had many excited about his prospects.
Now people are viewing him very differently, and perhaps he himself. The smiling Frenchman who so often opposed his team mate in character, looked positively demour and pensive during an interview with the BBC’s Lee McKenzie.
Mark Webber has suggested that Grosjean needs another ‘holiday’. My response to @F1_Fan_Updates on Twitter is: this statement is fair. The punishments are not proving to be an effective deterrent.
Jerome d’Ambrosio could end up with his seat next year. The Belgian made his return to F1 for Lotus during Grosjean’s ban. Perhaps most crucially, Eric Boullier, Team Principal of Lotus, has stated that the Belgian deserves another chance at a full time seat. After all, this year is Grosjean’s second chance!
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