Grosjean: "I'm looking forward to Magny-Cours" Romain Grosjean liked the first taste of Auto GP he got in Spa and decided to get some more. The French driver, who took a debut win on the Belgian circuit, decided to extend his cooperation with...
Grosjean: "I'm looking forward to Magny-Cours"
Romain Grosjean liked the first taste of Auto GP he got in Spa and decided to get some more. The French driver, who took a debut win on the Belgian circuit, decided to extend his cooperation with DAMS and so he will be on the series grid also in Magny-Cours. The former Renault F.1 driver didn't want to miss his home race, on a track he loves and he knows well.
So Romain, why did you decide to go on with Auto GP?
"Spa was a very good and very positive experience. I was very pleased with the car and the category and had a really good time with the team DAMS. So continuing seemed a natural choice, and for sure I'm looking forward to come in Magny-Cours.".
The grid is filled with world class drivers but in Spa you were immediatey the one to beat. How do you explain this?
"I think the main reason of the performance in Spa is that the team and I managed to find a very good working way form the very beginning. We did the right setup choices right from the first session, the car was very enjoyable to drive and we could work on it during all the weekend without glitches. That's why we got those results".
Your experience is F.1 is very recent, do you think that Auto GP can be useful to drivers aimin to the pinnacle of motorsport?
"Formula is very different from any other racing car, but in the end there is always a similar point: 4 wheels and 1 steering wheel. The aim is to go as fast as possible whatever you have in between your finger and Auto GP can be a very good school for that. I enjoyed a lot driving the AutoGP car and I think it's a really good car".
Magny-Cours is your home race, what's your feeling before the start of the weekend?
"It's always great to race in front of your fans and I'm really looking forward to this race. I like the track there as well and know it quite well! We will give our best...".
Knowing the track well can you tell us what are the key points for a good lap?
"It's a very nice track with some really fast corners and some quite slow. The key is to find the good compromise in between these parts, and it's not so easy. Then you have the famous chicane where you need to have a reactive car, because if you are slow there you will lose a lot of time in the following fast sector".