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Lotus: Grosjean has long-term future with us

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Lotus F1 team owner Gerard Lopez says that, he guaranteed the Romain Grosjean future with Enstone based squad as long team. He also added that the Frenchman learned the mistake of his crash-pleased ways.

Last year Romain Grosjean finished three times in the podium and finally set eighth in the drivers’ standing. But the sequence of criticism following him, after the Swiss, French speedy involved in number incidents.

Many time he involved in accidents at the start of the races and he was suspended from the Italian Grand Prix following made a huge crash in the Belgian Grand Prix opening lap. Gerard Lopez freshly said that the Lotus had taken the stress off Grosjean by supportive him he is part of the team’s plans going forward.

“Romain’s a different guy,” Lopez told sportinglife. He knows what he has to do. He doesn’t have that pressure, stress as we have essentially told him he’s a long-term future with us.

“So now he can literally take it race by race, practice by practice because he’s got the speed to win races. Overall, we think we’ve a very good pair of drivers and a good car, so we’re quite positive.”

“It’s going to be a pretty bunched-up group, and I would be surprised if we were outside of that group,” added Lopez. The question is, with it being so tight, where do you end up within that group? Right now, I believe we’ve a car that is at least as good, and probably a little bit better, than the car we had last year.

Although we feel pretty good about the car, how much has everybody else improved? But then we’ve two drivers who are now really into it, who know the team, the car, the tracks.

“Looking back, I think Kimi would have won more races last year if it hadn’t been for a number of reasons. So this season, winning more than one race is certainly an objective we should have.”

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