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#151 jamiegc

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 09:52

Brilliant news. The guy deserves a second chance. Let's see whether he can match Bruno or Vitaly in FP1.


Grosjean should be in the second seat alongside Petrov next season.

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#152 noikeee

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 15:30

Definitely would like to see Romain back in F1. I'd like to see Kubica more, but if that's not possible...

It's not like there isn't space for both in F1 anyway - even if not both in Renault.

#153 Lord_Shaitan

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:35



A small sum up of his maneuvers in 2011 GP2 season. Watching turn off yours speakers please, music in backgroud really sucks ;).

Edited by Lord_Shaitan, 12 February 2012 - 09:36.


#154 Ellios

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:43

Looking forward to seeing him shape up against his illustrious teammate and Alonso as well

Edited by Ellios, 12 February 2012 - 09:43.


#155 eronrules

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:38

finally a proper RG thread.......i was searchin for this, now i can post stuff in a thread other than KR thread. :up:

#156 Disgrace

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:09

Knew this guy was the real deal. :clap:

#157 Jovanotti

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:12

Crazy shit! Great great job from Grosjean! :up:

#158 Lord_Shaitan

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:15

Some amazing stuff :D !!!

#159 kosmos

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:15

Congratulations Romain, I hope you finish in the podium.

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#160 W03

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:17

I said before he was the real deal. You dont get within a few tenths of Fernando Alonso on a couple of occasions under those terrible circumstances (no experience, new to car, zero testing) without being very very talented. Was this his first time at Melbourne? Even more impressive if so.

#161 LeMeilleurDesMeilleurs

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:20

Hopefully Romain's performance today will open some eyes.

#162 l8apex

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:22

That was AWESOME. Go Romain! Good to have you back in F1.

#163 shonguiz

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:30

Thhat really came from nowhere. :D

#164 jamiegc

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:52

Mega from Rom!

#165 olliek88

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:04

I've been following Romain for a long time and am a big fan *cough* fanboy *cough* so i was hopeful and expecting that he'd do a good job but this is :eek: totally delighted! :clap:



#166 exmayol

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:55

I guess all the credit RG was getting was fair... I was sceptical but this is mega result! Good job and keep it up!

#167 Muppetmad

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:56

An excellent lap. That gets a :up: from me.

#168 Andromeda

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:58

Back in 2009 I said somewhere that I thought Grosjean was trash I'm definitely eating those words now.

#169 robbied90

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:59

I thought Roman was going to be rubbish. I will happily admit I was terribly wrong. It looks like he could be in for a great race tomorrow.

#170 Lights

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:24

While I'm happy for the guy I still remember what he did at Spa'09 and he better be more careful tomorrow. :o

#171 OoxLox

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:26

Hopefully Romain's performance today will open some eyes.


Oui, mes yeux ont été ouverts :wave: (or at least I think that's correct)

I just hope Lotus can develop that car through the season so we get to see Grosjean and Raikkonen battling each other *and* the big boys at the front. We really need a change from RBR vs McLaren, and I say that as a Macca fan.



#172 garoidb

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:27

Well done Romain. It is also good to see Lotus/Renault back in the mix, and let's hope Kimi joins the party soon (so to speak).

#173 Smile17

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:27

Remember, this man was totally written off after he got crushed by Alonso in Renault (even after his impressive GP2 results). Some situations are very deceiving..

#174 WhiteBlue

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:28

great job by the man!!!

#175 Vesuvius

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:33

Great job Romain, good luck for the race!=)

#176 joshb

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:41

well done to Big John on his lap. Maybe now people will take the Kimi blinkers off and realise this teammate duel might be closer than they think

#177 garoidb

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:42

Remember, this man was totally written off after he got crushed by Alonso in Renault (even after his impressive GP2 results). Some situations are very deceiving..


That was frustrating. The Renault "opportunity" in 2009 was a very difficult situation, but how could people make a final judgement on his ultimate career potential based on just that? Particularly when his pace was not too bad compared with the gap Fernando had over some other team-mates. I am glad to see his getting a proper chance. That is all you can ask for.

#178 byronbolscher

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:48

Remember, this man was totally written off after he got crushed by Alonso in Renault (even after his impressive GP2 results). Some situations are very deceiving..


Second drivers under Briatore never got the chance to shine, especially against Alonso. I remember Trulli beating Alonso in 2004, and all off a sudden, Trulli was being destroyed by Alonso. Before that Trulli was around podium fighting positions, and all of a sudden he barely was able to get top 10's, that still doesn't sound right to me.

#179 TheBunk

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:20

My God what a result for this man! And Lotus as a team! Wow! You da man, Romain!

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#180 SimMaker

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:23

Can someone post a HD screengrab of the post quali press conference?

Ham and But sat there, calm, cool...almost bored looking....then Romain.........with the BIG SMILE!!!!!!

#181 F1ultimate

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:25

Brilliant comeback, go give Kimi a strong challenge and the front runners too. Let's hope Renault can keep the development of the car up.

#182 phil1993

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:25

Always knew he had it. :up: Great to see him prove it. Now go and do it tomorrow Romain, it's a big opportunity.

#183 krapmeister

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:55

Great job Romain! :up:

#184 grunge

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:57

Outstanding from RG..

maybe people will now finally start to believe he is the real deal

#185 Ellios

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:14

As an Englishman this is not easy for me to say, but I'm actually really pleased to finally have a Frenchman doing well in Formula 1, it's been too long...I hope he gets to be a race winner

#186 molive

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:48

Makes one wonder what Nelsinho Piquet could have done.

Anyway, congrats to RG, that was a great lap. :up:

#187 DanardiF1

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:53

I knew right from watching Romain dance his way through the Jerez chicane that he was going to be competitive, and he's showed that more than enough already this weekend! Great stuff!

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:53

As an Englishman this is not easy for me to say, but I'm actually really pleased to finally have a Frenchman doing well in Formula 1, it's been too long...I hope he gets to be a race winner

Can't see why you find if difficult, tbh, unless you're a Daily Mail reader, but I totally agree, it's good to have a Frenchman back at the pointy end, given their major heritage in the sport. :up:

#189 motorhead

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 13:00

Makes one wonder what Nelsinho Piquet could have done.


He could have crashed for alonso


#190 molive

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 13:01

He could have crashed for alonso


I didnt realize Alonso was driving the other Renault.

#191 Risil

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 13:02

Great performance from Growjohn. :up: Although this race last year the man he replaced put the car on the podium... ;)

#192 H2H

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 13:04


I have been quite happy about that result :up:

#193 olliek88

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 13:05

Makes one wonder what Nelsinho Piquet could have done.

Anyway, congrats to RG, that was a great lap. :up:


Seriously? He had the whole of 2007 testing the Renault, Pre-season in 2008, the whole 2008 season, pre-season in 2009 and half the the season too, yet he showed little improvement.

Romain was thrown in with no testing mid season.

#194 Alx09

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 13:14

Great job, he will be one of the drivers I cheer for :up:

#195 jj2728

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 13:24

Hat's off on a job well done.

#196 DutchCruijff

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:10

Did anyone just see him on BBC? :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I'm a guy, and even I can say that he looked cute. What a pleasant kid.

#197 Fastcake

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:12

Well done Grosjean :)

My driver support roster is a bit full at the moment, but I may just plant a small flag on him this season. I hope he does well.

#198 2ms

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:18

I've been saying since last year that Grosjean is to Renault as Hamilton was to McL and Vettel to Red Bull. Never seen a performance in GP2 like Romain last year.

There was never any doubt that post-Briatore Renault wanted him in the seat as quick as possible. It's just the financial situation was necessitating having a pay driver and a veteran previously.

Edited by 2ms, 17 March 2012 - 14:18.


#199 Disgrace

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:50

Makes one wonder what Nelsinho Piquet could have done.


What? We already know what he was capable of. Even Petrov in his first year was a substantial improvement. Piquet is now in NASCAR trucks. Go figure.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:52

Back in 2009 I said somewhere that I thought Grosjean was trash I'm definitely eating those words now.

Why? He was a rookie and very very close to Alonso in qualifying.