Grosjean denies 'crash-prone' charge

Jun.8 (GMM) The word 'Grosjean' still ignites emotion in the Sauber garage.

Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1 Team walks the circuit
Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1 Team walks the circuit

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Sergio Perez was furious with the Frenchman after a collision in Barcelona, and then Kamui Kobayashi had to retire with suspension damage after the first corner in Monaco.

"He deserved a penalty (for Monaco)," team manager Beat Zehnder is quoted by Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

"He drove into two cars. If Schumacher is punished in Barcelona, why not Grosjean (at Monaco)?"

Team boss Peter Sauber added: "The guy has both of our drivers on his conscience."

Grosjean, having returned with Lotus this year after his abortive 2009 debut, denied he is crash-prone.

"In Australia (with Pastor Maldonado), I couldn't really do anything about it," he is quoted by France's Auto Hebdo.

"In Malaysia (with Michael Schumacher) it is true that it was my fault.

"And Monaco? What could I do?" said the 26-year-old.

"Trying to get a scooter and a bus through Ste Devote is difficult enough, let alone four Formula One cars.

"It's part of the game. The start is a crucial moment in the race but I don't think I've been overly aggressive with the others, just unlucky.

"I don't think I've ever done something crazy," insisted Grosjean.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Peter Sauber , Pastor Maldonado , Kamui Kobayashi , Sergio Perez , Romain Grosjean
Teams Sauber , Lotus F1 Team
Tags canadian gp, circuit gilles villeneuve, grosjean, lotus, montreal