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Grosjean aims to bounce back

Monday 12-November-2012 08:11

Having watched his team-mate race to the victory while he stood on the sidelines in Abu Dhabi, Romain Grosjean is looking to rebound in Texas.

The Lotus driver failed to reach the chequered flag at the Yas Marina circuit after being taken out by Sauber's Sergio Perez.

But while Grosjean's result was a disappointment for the team, they still hauled in 25 points as Kimi Raikkonen claimed the team's first win of this season.

"For me it wasn't one of the best days, but for the team it was a fantastic day with the win for Kimi," said the Frenchman.

"It was the win we were waiting for and it's unbelievable for the whole team.

"I was running pretty well and could have finished with good points too.

"Unfortunately Sergio returned to the track in the middle of a battle he was having and he wanted to use the part of the track I was on.

"There was nothing I could do as you can't make your car disappear.

"Sergio was penalised for the incident and it did mean we saw another Safety Car period.

"Mark [Webber] was caught up in it too, but he didn't have any stern words for me this time."

But despite his own disappointment, Grosjean is drawing strength from the fact that Raikkonen has proven the E20 is a race winning car.

"It was unbelievable for the team.

"It had looked as if the chance of a win was escaping from us, but we've kept pushing and the top step was a fantastic reward. Kimi did a fantastic job.

"The car is there and although this race wasn't the one we were expecting to win, we did.

"Hopefully the good results continue, starting in Austin."

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