This is worth a giggle!

The very crash-prone Romain Grosjean is pinning his hopes on securing the second Renault race seat alongside Robert Kubica as 2010 looms ever nearer. With the team having been bought out by Luxembourg firm Genii capital, the Frenchman ambitiously hopes to retain his place at the team.

Kubica’s team-mate is as yet, still unknown. Grosjean, who made his debut in Valencia this year, stepped up to the race team following the sacking of Nelson Piquet Jr following the Hungarian Grand Prix in July.

"Now we know the new Renault owner and we know that the brand will continue in Grand Prix racing – I trust they won’t let me down after all the work we’ve done together since 2006," 23-year-old Grosjean, who was previously test driver, told news agency L’Equipe.

"I had a great experience competing in seven Grands Prix last season. We didn’t take victory but, for me, Fernando was the best driver of the year; I’m not ashamed of my performance against him and it gives me great confidence for the future."

It’s rather surprising to read Grosjean discussing his performance in such glowing terms, particularly given that if there was an armco barrier or gravel trap, you would inevitably see him sliding into it at one point in each Grand Prix weekend!

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.