Grosjean yearning for clean start on Sunday
13 October 2012 – Having hit Mark Webber at the second corner in Japan last Sunday, another first-lap incident is the last thing Romain Grosjean desires in Korea. This time, the French Lotus driver will be starting from seventh on the grid behind Felipe Massa.
“It was a bit strange to be honest,” Grosjean told BBC Sport of his qualifying performance. “Q1 was nowhere but Q2 and Q3 were good. It’s a bit strange to have that inconsistency but it is what it is. Tomorrow is going to be a good day for me…as I say, I don’t need to get it wrong and just need to get through the first lap, for sure.”
Team-mate Kimi Räikkönen lines up fifth as both Lotus cars carry coandă-style exhausts, which point exit gases upwards before they curve back towards the diffuser.