Grosjean: In the top four or five

Saturday 2nd March 2013

Share:

Grosjean: In the top four or five

Grosjean: In the top four or five

Romain Grosjean believes Lotus are running near the front of the pack after topping the timesheet at Barcelona on Friday.

In action on Day Two of the final pre-season test, Grosjean concluded his participation with a 1:22.716.

That put the Frenchman, who covered 88 laps, at the top of the timesheet, 0.465s up on his nearest rival McLaren's Jenson Button.

Asked whether he was more confident this year than last, Grosjean said: "No, I think at least I know - I don't know about the team - I personally know a little bit more where we are compared to last year.

"Qualifying in Melbourne was a big surprise to me... I know now that we are somewhere in the four or five best cars."

Grosjean's pre-season is now over as he will hand the E21 to team-mate Kimi Raikkonen for the last two days of testing.

But despite his final days in the car being blighted by poor weather in Spain, Grosjean reckons it all evens out in the end.

"It's for sure not ideal, but you know Kimi had a lot of problems during his days at the start of last week," he told ESPNF1.

"For sure I would have preferred to have one day with sun and more higher temperatures, but it's not my decision."

Turn Up The Lights, It's Race Day

Editor's Picks

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Lewis may have beaten Nico by 33 centimetres on Saturday, but on Sunday he finished 47 laps down the road...

Getting To Know Marchionne

Getting To Know Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?