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Grosjean relishing return to “favourite circuit” Sepang

Mar 20, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT

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Most drivers name Spa or Suzuka as their favorite F1 circuits. But Romain Grosjean is especially fond of the next venue on the calendar.

The Sepang International circuit, which holds the Malaysian Grand Prix for the 15th time this year, is one the Lotus driver especially enjoys:

“Sepang is probably my favorite track of the whole season. I first raced there in 2008 as part of the GP2 Asia Series and I really loved the circuit. It’s nice and wide, with fast flowing corners and a lot of undulation which makes it great fun to drive.”

“The last corner is a tricky one, but I enjoy everything about racing there. Well, maybe not the heat and humidity, but at the end of the day it’s just another challenge for the drivers! I’m really looking forward to it.”

Grosjean had a disappointing result in last week’s season-opener. The Lotus driver finished tenth, 82 seconds behind his race-winning team mate.

“Everything looked positive after qualifying in the morning, but in the race something felt wrong with my car,” said Grosjean. “I sat down with my engineers to analyze where the problem came from and we hopefully will be able to perform better in the future.”

“The car felt so good at times over the weekend, but then at other times it wasn’t where I wanted it to be. It meant that the race felt long and pretty difficult for me.”

However team principal Eric Boullier felt Grosjean had make life difficult for himself by deviating from the team’s planned strategy:

“We had decided on a two-stop strategy before the race, even for Romain. Unfortunately, when he got stuck in traffic he changed strategy otherwise we could have had a strong result from both cars.”

  1. thedavidryan - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Hey great article. I’ve wrote a blog discussing who had a better F1 comeback Kimi or Schumi here http://thedavidryan.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/comeback-kings-michael-schumacher-vs-kimi-raikkonen/ would love your thoughts :)

    • apexassassin - Mar 21, 2013 at 7:17 PM

      Are you going to spam us everyday?

      • thedavidryan - Mar 22, 2013 at 5:14 AM

        Not at all just trying to get my word out that’s all :)

  2. apexassassin - Mar 21, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Grosjean better gets some results of Bianchi will be taking his job before long. Boullier loves his national ties and even admitted that was the deciding factor in keeping Grosjean for this year.

    Well that and they couldn’t afford Lewis.

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