Lotus F1 Team has confirmed that Romain Grosjean will partner Kimi Räikkönen in 2013.
Grosjean finished on the podium in Bahrain, Canada and Hungary and was eighth in the Drivers’ Championship. He had more than his fair share of incidents, but showed some more maturity at the end of the year.
“Romain is a great talent and we are pleased that he is continuing with us for a second season,” said team boss Eric Boullier. “With the continuity of two exceptional drivers like Romain and Kimi we are well placed to build on our strong 2012 with even better results in the year ahead. Both drivers worked very well together in their first year as team-mates, and I think there is the potential of even better things from the season ahead.”
Grosjean is, naturally, delighted at the news
“It’s fantastic for me to be continuing with Lotus F1 Team for 2013,” he said. “It’s superb to have the support of everyone at Enstone. I’m really looking forward to rewarding their faith when we take to the track in Australia. I learnt a lot in my first full season in Formula 1 and my aim is to put these lessons into practice with stronger and more consistent performance on track next year. There are a lot of exciting developments occurring behind the scenes at Enstone and I am very excited with the prospect of the E21.”