Italy

Last Race: 07th Sep Italy

Italy GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Felipe Massa

Grosjean: Next time

Sunday 29th July 2012

Share:

Grosjean: Next time

Grosjean: Next time

Having fallen just short of the mark for the third time this season, Romain Grosjean is hoping "next time" he'll get the win.

Starting second on the grid in Hungary, the Frenchman put up a stern challenge in the opening stint, closing up within a second of Lewis Hamilton.

However, unable to launch a challenge, he dropped back.

Grosjean's fight for the victory, though, was completely undone when traffic in the form of Fernando Alonso cost him valuable time and allowed his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen to get the jump on him in the second round of pit stops.

And although Grosjean attempted to fight back, he lost momentum in the final stages and finished ten seconds down the road.

"It was a fantastic race and we were fighting for the win but we wanted to get back onto the podium with the two cars and that's what we did," he said.

"It was a tough race but we enjoyed it and I hope next time we will get the win."

Explaining why he was not able to overtake Hamilton despite spending several laps on the McLaren's rear wing, Grosjean said: "It is really difficult for the car here to be close and not make mistakes.

"When following Lewis I was losing a bit of grip, then our first pit stop was a disaster.

"The second one was okay, but I didn't get chance to jump in pit stops and strategy and that was key today because overtaking was too difficult.

"You started sliding more, losing temperature, so it was very difficult to follow."

After 11 races Grosjean is eighth in the Drivers' standings on 76 points.

Related Links
Report: Hamilton Triumphs In Budapest
Sunday's Pictures From Hungary

Gallery: Race Day In Italy

Editor's Picks

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?

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Andrew Davies tuned into the latest episode of the 'Lewis vs Nico' drama, and he wasn't disappointed...

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?

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stuff the critics, Andrew Davies thinks this has been an outstanding year of F1 and delivers his 10 magnificent moments...