Romain will never get close to Kimi. End of last year showed it. Kimi was consistent and a winner in a car that fell behind in development. Grosjean was just crashing again.
Romain will crash his way to retirement, but I agree Perez will probably match Button by the end of this year.
Never come close?
I have to say, all this Grosjean baiting on these forums since September last year has slowly made me a fan of him.
So you think that Grosjean never beat, and even occasionally humiliated Raikkonen on raw pace? Because I can think of quite a few occasions.
Fact is, had he not crashed all those times last year, he likely would have finished with a points tally of something like 176 points IIRC.
If he can sort out his racecraft and eliminate the crashes that have hesitated his 2012 season, then I don't see to why he can't challenge Kimi.