Romain Grosjean returns to track in Singapore to prove his worth to fans
The Singapore Grand Prix will see the return of Lotus’ Romain Grosjean. The Frenchman became the first person to receive a racing ban from the FIA since Michael Schumacher in 1994.
Romain Grosjean caused a multiple car collision at the Spa two weeks age which involved Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez. As a result of this collision all four of these drivers were forced to quit from the race.
The 32-year-old Lotus driver rammed his car into Lewis Hamilton’s car on the first turn of race. The collision caused extensive damage to the cars of Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez.
Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez returned to the track with blistering form last week. Lewis Hamilton grabbed first position at Monaco and Sergio Perez came in second. Fernando Alonso, who is the current Championship leader, also acquired a podium finish.
Lotus decided to replace Romain Grosjean with Jerome d’Ambrosio for the Italian Grand Prix. The young Belgian did well considering the fact that he isn’t a regular.
Romain Grosjean will return to track next weekend. His teammate Kimi Raikkonen is currently positioned third on the Driver Standings with 141 points. Kimi Raikkonen is just a point behind second placed Lewis Hamilton and 38 points behind the Championship leader Fernando Alonso. Romain Grosjean is eighth placed with 76 points to his name.
Romain Grosjean has little experience at Singapore, but he is poised to give in his best this week.
“Singapore is a pretty special race with it being held at night; it makes a great show for the fans,” Romain Grosjean said. “It’s a pretty cool city.
“I haven’t got much experience of the circuit so far; my first race here was back in 2009 and that was a difficult weekend, but I’m looking forward to getting back in the car, learning the track a bit better and putting everything in place for the rest of the season.
“It’s another circuit, another race and a chance for me to get back out there and do my best. I want to qualify well, be as close to possible to Kimi (Raikkonen) in terms of performance and score points for the team in the constructors’ championship.”
Romain Grosjean also took a brief moment to analyze the track of Singapore Grand Prix.
“It’s a very high-down force track and that seems to suit us best as we saw in Budapest,” Romain Grosjean said. “In terms of the tires I think we should be looking good too; it’s always an interesting race, so I’m looking forward to it.”