Romain Grosjean secured the 2011 GP2 championship

Romain Grosjean’s form is running red hot. In the wake of winning last year’s Auto GP title and the winter GP2 Asia Series crowns, the Frenchman secured the GP2 championship crown with a run to third place in Saturday’s feature race at Spa-Francorchamps.

Despite having one of his worst qualifying performances of the season, the former Renault F1 driver made a great getaway from the dry side of the grid, quickly slotting into third place, which he kept until the chequered flag to claim the title.

His cause was helped by poor afternoons for his championship rivals Giedo van der Garde and Charles Pic, who both retired from a race in which they each needed to finish well up the order to keep their slim title hopes alive.

Grosjean’s third crown in as many series’ places him in great stead to make a return to Formula 1 competition, with the Swiss-born driver being widely touted by his manager, Renault team boss Eric Boullier, as an up-and-coming star.

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