Romain Grosjean is being given a second Formula One chance, after he was announced as partnering Kimi Raikkonen in 2012. The pair will be driving for Renault, who are set to become Lotus next season.
Grosjean last raced in the final seven races of 2009 for Renault, alongside Fernando Alonso, with a 13th placed finish his best result in Brazi. The Frenchman was perhaps more famous for ironically crashing at the same corner at Singapore that his predecessor Nelson Piquet Jr did, in the crashgate scandal.
Grosjean was not retained for 2010, Renault instead picking Robert Kubica and Vitaly Petrov. However, he has had experience in other motorsport since then, taking part in the 2010 GT1 Championship, the 2010 Auto GP and the 2010 24 hours of Le Mans race. However, his biggest achievements must be winning the 2011 GP2 Asia title, and the 2011 GP2 title.
|Grosjean in action in 2009|
This announcement leaves Vitaly Petrov, who had a two year contract with Lotus, and Bruno Senna, out of a drive. With Pastor Maldonado re-signed for Williams next year, their chances of a good drive could be slim.