Grosjean not thinking about next year
15 September 2013 – Romain Grosjean is refusing to pay attention to the rumours that have engulfed his Lotus squad in recent days, following the news that team-mate Kimi Räikkönen will leave at the end of the season and join Fernando Alonso at former employers Ferrari.
While Räikkönen's move appears to boost Grosjean's chances of remaining at Lotus, with Nico Hulkenberg and Felipe Massa leading the battle to join him, the Frenchman says he is focused on performing well during the final seven races of the current term.
"I am keeping focused on this season by doing the best job I can for the team and showing my value on-track," explained Grosjean, who lies eighth in the standings.
He went on to explain: "We have some fantastic races ahead and it's going to be a busy couple of months. I'll be pushing to do the very best job I can and I know the race team and everyone at Enstone wants to finish this season with the strongest results possible, so naturally we want to get back on the podium as much as we can."
Grosjean most recently finished on the podium at the German Grand Prix in July.