French driver Romain Grosjean, who is enjoying a return to the sport alongside another returnee, Kimi Raikkonen, believe he stands a good chance of signing a new deal for 2013 with the Lotus team.
Grosjean returned to F1 racing this season, after having been away fro a couple of years. Always on good standings with Eric Boullier, Grosjean was snatched up by the Lotus team boss and placed in the no 10 car. And though he has failed to make his mark on his first try, second time around is for keeps, he believes. As it stands after ten round of racing, Grosjean has only scored points in half of them, but valuable and important points, including two podiums. For 2012 he is one a single season contract, but is hoping that he can get a renewal. And Eric Boullier is happy with the current line-up, and Grosjean is hopeful. Rightfully so.
“Hopefully, if all goes well, I will be with the team next season. This will allow me to build up this year and compete in 2013 on a better footing. We already know what has worked and what has not, so this will give us more time to do things perfectly. I hope I will be retained. If I continue in this way, I think I have a good chance.”
Boullier is a smart man and not prone to cast out the fish before he fully knows the catch. He is patient and has a keen eye on the talent. And not only is Romain a fast driver, he is also not crash-prone as Pastor Maldonado, who despite a surprise win in Spain, should start to feel the pressure, Venezuelan government money or not. Grosjean´s strenght is that he is closing in on the rivals, such as Jenson Button with 68 points, and only 15 points behind Nico Rosberg for 6th in the standings.
It would be a big surprise if Romain is not re-signed for 2013 after the performance so far. He got his second chance and now we know the reason.