Romain Grosjean’s season ended in a cloud of smoke in the Brazilian Grand Prix as his Lotus’ Renault engine expired on the first lap of the race. However, it was a rare disappointment in a very strong final half of the season where the Frenchman scored four podiums in five races. It marked a turnaround in form for the 27-year-old who has struggled to better his 2007 world champion team-mate Kimi Raikkonen over a two-year period
Following on from our analysis of the head-to-head record of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean over two years at Lotus, here’s the second in the series, which analyses Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s first year as team-mates at Mercedes. It was the end of an era when Hamilton left McLaren for Mercedes at the end of last season, but has had an impressive first season with the Brackley-based team, outperforming Rosberg who has been at the team for three years.
It has been said in F1 circles for some time that when Lotus announced Pastor Maldonado that would signal the end of the lengthy romance between the team’s owners and the Quantum Motorsport organisation (originally called Infinity Racing Partners), which was originally announced in June. After the deal was announced everyone waited and waited… and […]