Grosjean’s Monaco Issues Dismissed

Following a truly shambolic weekend in Monaco, Eric Boullier has dismissed speculation that Romain Grosjean is beginning to devolve into the reckless driver he was just 12 months ago. His hideous misjudgment which ended Daniel Ricciardo’s race yesterday is yet another addition to the long list of incidents which have previously earned Grosjean the unsavory title of “Mr.Nutcase”.
His clumsy accident in yesterday’s race was dubbed a “misjudgment” by the unfortunate Ricciardo, yet Grosjean’s mistakes happen all too frequently. In a season which has been confirmed as his second and last chance, he is yet to repay Lotus for the faith they have shown in him. His ten-place grid penalty for causing the nasty collision will significantly hamper his Canadian Grand Prix weekend.
The impressive pace he displayed throughout practice is soon forgotten and talk of his accidents continues to steal the headlines. While Eric Boullier may feel apprehensive regarding the team’s decision to keep Grosjean for another season, he is not allowing the press to gauge his insecurities. Today, the Team Principal evaluated, “We will sit down with him and go through the weekend. It’s always the same story, especially in Monaco. He had the pace, we could see it. It’s even more frustrating because of that. Thursday’s accident didn’t help but it happens. The rest of the story went worse on Saturday morning. I think building up his frustration was Ricciardo who didn’t allow him to complete the Q2 like he should have done and being 13th on the grid just finishes the frustration. I think we just need to cool him down and have a proper discussion when we are back in the factory.” With Davide Valsecchi waiting in the wings, it is unsurprising that Romain is beginning to feel the pressure. If he wants to return to Monaco in a Lotus next season, the Frenchman needs to improve and seize his evident potential.  

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