Grosjean happy to 'lose places' to avoid start crashes

Oct.26 (GMM) Romain Grosjean has vowed to continue his overly-cautious approach to the start of Grands Prix.

Romain Grosjean crash at Spa-Francorchamps.
Romain Grosjean crash at Spa-Francorchamps.

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The Frenchman was noticeably guarded on the run to the first corner in Korea two weeks ago, having been reportedly warned that more start crashes could mean a multiple-race ban, or possibly even the loss of his Lotus seat for 2013.

So Grosjean, 26, is happy to go slow for now.

"We are happy to lose a couple of places at the start to avoid accidents; it's not the end of the world," he is quoted by the Times of India newspaper.

"It is the first step of the approach (and) I plan to follow this approach to the end of the season," he revealed.

His obviously-careful strategy for the otherwise-vigorous opening metres of a Grand Prix has, however, been noticed by his rivals, Grosjean acknowledged.

"(Other) drivers are already starting to take advantage because they know I am under pressure. But it is alright as long as I am not involved in another incident," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Romain Grosjean
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Tags grosjean, lotus