Grosjean: The weekend is far from over
9 June 2013 – Lotus driver Romain Grosjean says his Canadian Grand Prix weekend is "far from over" despite a dismal qualifying display at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, with the Frenchman failing to make it past the opening knockout phase on Saturday.
Grosjean, who finished 19th quickest in Q1, drops to the back of the grid for this afternoon's race following the application of his post-Monaco grid penalty, but the former GP2 Champion remains hopeful of securing a points-paying result.
"In these conditions it’s impossible to predict when the rain will be at its heaviest and we didn’t see anything from the radar to suggest it would get worse. It’s going to be a long race from the back, but we know the car is quick so our weekend is far from over."
In the sister Lotus, Kimi Räikkönen starts from tenth position, with the Finn having been docked two grid places for failing to adhere to the pit lane exit regulations.