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Grosjean: That's racing

Saturday 17th November 2012

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Grosjean: That's racing

Grosjean: That's racing

Romain Grosjean has found the one positive in his US GP grid penalty; he will now be starting the race on the clean side of the grid.

The Lotus driver suffered a gearbox problem in final practice which necessitated a change and under F1 rules that means an automatic five-place penalty.

As a result Grosjean, who qualified fourth for Sunday's race, will line-up ninth on the grid.

"I will start P9, but this is racing," said the Frenchman.

"The guys did an awesome job to change the gearbox between FP3 and qualifying - which was a really tight turnaround - but we're still in the top ten even with the penalty so that's a good result.

"Apart from the gearbox problem, it's all gone very well today. We've understood a difficult and evolving circuit and found a good set-up."

And despite the disappointment, Grosjean was even able to find a reason to be "happy" about his new starting position.

"I'm happy to be where I am and at least I will be on the good side of the track for the start tomorrow," he said.

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