Grosjean confident of eradicating mistakes
11 October 2012 – Romain Grosjean is confident that he can bring an end to the string of first lap crashes that have hampered his Formula 1 return, with the Lotus driver fully focused on scoring points in Korea. The Frenchman collided with Mark Webber at the start of last weekend's Japanese Grand Prix, but both men have moved on from the situation.
"Mark came to see me (after the race) and I completely understand that he was unhappy," Grosjean explained during Thursday's press conference in Yeongam. "The only thing I could say was to apologise and that’s what I did.
"I’m clearly conscious of the risk at the start, I’m working on changing on quite a lot of things but work doesn’t come from one day to the other one. There is a process going on. I said I was very sorry. I’m not stupid and I’m conscious of the risk. And hopefully by now it will be a different and I will not make the mistake of focusing on the wrong targets."
As a result of his accidents and a one-race ban at Monza, Grosjean sits eighth in the overall Drivers' standings, 75 points (three wins) behind team-mate Kimi Räikkönen.