Romain Grosjean: F1's loss, DTM's gain?
A few weeks ago, Romain Grosjean looked a dead certainty to return to an F1 race seat in 2012. One Kimi Raikkonen-shaped deal later, and the Frenchman is actively looking at options elsewhere. Glenn Freeman asked him why
When the curtain closed on the 2011 GP2 season, Romain Grosjean looked odds-on to land a drive in Formula 1 for next year. In a business that can often be about who you know, not what you know, he seemed to have the ear of the right people.
Renault F1 team boss Eric Boullier has been managing the Frenchman's career, a task he picked up in the wake of Grosjean's previous dalliance with the same team alongside Fernando Alonso in 2009. After initially farming him out to GT racing in 2010, to give as clear an indication as any of life without F1, Boullier had, it seemed, mapped out his protege's path back to the top of the sport. All Grosjean had to do was jump through the right hoops at the right time.
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