‘Grosjean can become World Champion’

Date published: March 3 2013

Eric Boullier is adamant Romain Grosjean has the “talent” and the “speed” needed to win a Formula One World title…

Eric Boullier is adamant Romain Grosjean has the “talent” and the “speed” needed to win a Formula One World title.

To many outsiders the Frenchman did not appear to be Championship material last season when his erratic driving and first lap stunts resulted in a one-race ban.

However, when Grosjean wasn’t crash, he did show some speed, netting three podium finishes on his way to eighth in the Championship.

“I believe Romain can become World Champion,” Boullier told The Guardian.

“That’s why we kept him. Because we believe he’s got the talent. He’s definitely got the speed.

“The new Romain is a very different to the one three months ago. He’s much more focused. He’s not wasting any energy, any time on the useless things F1 can create.

“He is also one of the few drivers who has won every Championship he has entered. Lewis Hamilton achieved it, and so did Nico H