The Russian driver Romain Grosjean has said that he is extremely thankful to the support given by his team Lotus amidst a lot of criticism from the media and other drivers over his driving style. The 26-year-old has been seen as one of the talented drivers within F1 this season, but he has not helped his case one little bit after being involved in an incredible seven first lap incidents so far this season. His latest came in the Japanese Grand Prix when he managed to collide with the Red bull driver Mark Webber. This led to the Australian calling him a first lap nutcase – an intense criticism of the driving style of the rookie.
Despite the pressure from the media and other drivers to remove him from the F1 paddock at the end of this season, Lotus have stood firm by the decision to make him as one of their drivers. Lotus have even went as far as saying that Romain Grosjean will remain as their driver for next season as well. Following this confirmation from the team, the 26-year-old has thanked the support of his teammate and the team itself. He has vowed to improve himself in the forthcoming races and also in the next season as well.
“We have been analysing everything together, they have been supporting me more than 100% and I am very glad and very happy to be here. This is where I think we want to go a long time together, so that’s the idea. I feel very good here, I feel very happy and the car is good as well, which helps, but the faith and the support the team showed me was very important in a difficult time. If I can get over and move ahead through the situation I’ve been through then I think yes it will be very, very good for the future,” Grosjean said.