Romain Grosjean was presented to a very select group of F1 journalists in Paris this afternoon, less than 24 hours after hearing he would be back on F1 in 2012. The decision was taken by the board of directors of the team on Wednesday evening.
Team boss Eric Boullier said that the team has yet to decide on a third driver but said he would prefer a driver with “recent experience” and suggested that it could be one of the team’s 2011 drivers, or perhaps one of those managed by Gravity. He also said that the contract with Vitaly Petrov had been “terminated”, so it will not be the Russian.
Bruno Senna is obviously one possibility, but the job may also go to Jerome d’Ambrosio, who was left without a drive despite do a good job for Marussia Virgin Racing this year.