‘Grosjean at Lotus in 2013’ confirms Boullier

Lotus team-principal Eric Boullier has confirmed that Romain Grosjean will be at the team in 2013.

Frenchman Grosjean has been the subject of much contrevory this season, directly ending the races of six drivers and being involved in six first lap incidents, including a massive crash in Belgium when he took Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez out of the race, along with himself.

It was speculated that Lotus would drop him after this season, as they did in 2009 when they were called Renault but Eric Boullier has tonight confirmed that is not the case.

“He has been reassured about his future and that he is going to stay with us, but I cannot commit today. Boullier told the BBC “There is a situation with the FIA and the race-ban suspension so I have to do it at the right time.  He knows he has our support. If not he would not be here today. We have internal discussions. Everything is ready, the contract is ready and has been approved by the board. It is just a question of finding the possibility to do it.”

Kimi Raikkonen who is amazingly 3rd in the championship despite winning a race, will be his team-mate in 2013.



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