Grosjean: It’s logical to help Kimi win
5 October 2012 – Romain Grosjean has no qualms at all in helping Kimi Räikkönen to try and win this year’s world drivers’ title. The Frenchman will be instructed to allow through the 2007 World Champion whenever possible and has already done so once this year.
In Singapore last time out, Grosjean was seen lifting off the throttle - and thus letting Räikkönen through - in a bid to increase the Finn’s points haul.
“We were racing fairly until Spa, but now it’s logical to do it like this,” Grosjean, who was banned from the Italian Grand Prix for causing the start crash in Belgium, said at Suzuka.
“Kimi’s fighting for the championship and I don’t have many hopes for that – I can be seventh if I score well, but he is right up there at the front.
“For now, I will let him past every time I can, and then of course we know it will be back to zero again at the start of next year. It’s all about being intelligent, not being a fixed number or one or number two, and just thinking about the team.”
2011 GP2 title winner Grosjean is yet to sign a contract for 2013, but is highly tipped to be remaining at the Enstone-based outfit alongside Räikkönen.