Grosjean confirmed at Lotus for 2013 season
17 December 2012 – Romain Grosjean has been confirmed at Lotus for the 2013 Formula 1 campaign, extending his contract with the Enstone-based squad after making his return to the sport this year. The Frenchman, whose outright speed was overshadowed by first lap incidents and a one-race ban, continues alongside Kimi Räikkönen.
However, a series of accidents put his seat at risk as the season developed, with his involvement in the dramatic first corner crash at Spa-Francorchamps leaving him banned for the Italian Grand Prix. Despite this, his underlying pace has prompted Team Principal Eric Boullier to retain his fellow countryman for another term.
"It's fantastic for me to be continuing with Lotus F1 Team for 2013," Grosjean explained. "It's superb to have the support of everyone at Enstone. I'm really looking forward to rewarding their faith when we take to the track in Australia.
"I've already had my seat fitting and spoken with all the personnel involved with the build of the new car; I just can't wait to get behind the wheel."
Grosjean won the individual Race of Champions title in Thailand last weekend, outracing the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher and Tom Kristensen.
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