Boullier: We have two exceptional drivers
17 December 2012 – Eric Boullier, Team Principal of Lotus F1, says he has two 'exceptional drivers' for the 2013 campaign, with Romain Grosjean being confirmed alongside Kimi Räikkönen for a second term on Monday. The 39-year-old, whose team finished fourth in the Constructors' standings this year, is hoping continuity can lead to more success.
"Romain is a great talent and we are pleased that he is continuing with us for a second season," said Boullier, whose management company Gravity looks after the interests of Grosjean. "With the continuity of two exceptional drivers like Romain and Kimi we are well placed to build on our strong 2012 with even better results in the year ahead.
"Both drivers worked very well together and I think there is the potential of even better things from the season ahead. We were regular visitors to podiums in 2012 and we certainly intend to continue with this trend in 2013."
Lotus claimed one victory and a further nine podium finishes in 2012. Räikkönen finished the year with 207 points to his name, while Grosjean collected a total of 96.