F1: Gerard Lopez reveals interest from rivals in Romain Grosjean

Gerard Lopez, co-owner of the Lotus Formula 1 team, underlined the sharp upward career trajectory of Frenchman Romain Grosjean.

In fact, Grosjean has out qualified his teammate, Pastor Maldonado five times in a row since the start of the 2014 season.

Talking to Sky Sports F1, Lopez said proper tutelage have transformed the former GP2 series’ champion into one of F1′s most consistent drivers.

Some people are seeing similarities between the accident-prone Maldonado and the early crash filled career of Grosjean.

“We’ve lived partially the same thing with Romain (Grosjean), and people wrote him off, but now…we’ve people knocking on our door to see if he can be in their team”, said Lopez.

“Romain’s drives last year meant there were a couple of teams knocking on the door to find out what he was doing, and now we’ve the same this year,” said Lopez after Grosjean opened Lotus’s 2014 points account at the Grand Prix of Spain.

“I’m not saying Romain is going, but what I am saying is that here is a driver who was criticised, and now suddenly people are saying he is a driver who could pretty much drive for any team,” Lopez mentioned.

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