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Grosjean still hoping for Renault race seat

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Romain Grosjean has not given up on retaining his race seat at Renault. The Swiss-born Frenchman made his Formula One debut following Nelson Piquet's ousting only seven races ago, but similarly failed to impress alongside Fernando ...

Romain Grosjean has not given up on retaining his race seat at Renault.

The Swiss-born Frenchman made his Formula One debut following Nelson Piquet's ousting only seven races ago, but similarly failed to impress alongside Fernando Alonso.

Renault's future has since been secured by the majority Genii buyout, and 23-year-old Grosjean told L'Equipe that he hopes clarity about his own future is to shortly follow.

"Now we know who is Renault's new partner and we know that the brand will continue in Grands Prix, I trust them to not let me down after all the work we did together since 2006," he said during his first race weekend of the Andros ice-racing trophy.

"I gained a great deal of experience last season with the seven grands prix as Fernando Alonso's teammate. We couldn't manage to take victory, but for me Fernando was the best driver of the year.

"To be three tenths behind him, I'm not ashamed in terms of my performance against his. It gives me great confidence for my future," Grosjean added.

As well as the vacant cockpit at Renault, there are also potential vacancies on the 2010 grid at Sauber, Toro Rosso, Mercedes, Campos and USF1.

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