Romain Grosjean believes that he is ready to claim his maiden Formula One victory following some impressive performances in the last few races that have caused him to lose the ‘crash kid’ label he once bore.
The Frenchman posed a stiff challenge to leader Sebastian Vettel in Germany before eventually coming home in 3rd place, and in Hungary he qualified well (P3) before finishing 6th after receiving two penalties from the stewards. Although this form may be encouraging, Grosjean is sure he can go one step further and win a grand prix.
“After our performance in the last few races, I honestly believe my first win is now just around the corner.”
The Frenchman is also encouraged by Lotus’ recent performances in the run up to the summer break, believing that this form can continue into the second half of the season.
“We proved in Germany and Hungary that we can compete right at the front of the grid and I think if we can continue to improve at the same rate we will be looking pretty good for the remaining nine races.”
Grosjean currently occupies 8th place in the drivers’ championship with two podiums to his name so far in 2013. His race pace has been a particular highlight of his form this season, bouncing back from a barren run of point-less races to score heavily in the last two rounds.
Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season
“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.
“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”
Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something
we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”