Grosjean Happy With Start In F1, Targetting Q2
Romain Grosjean has declared himself satisfied and happy with his start to Formula One.
The young French driver has taken over from Nelson Piquet Jr at the Renault team and has spent the day acquainting himself with the car and the circuit in Valencia.
He competed plenty of lap times on new, used and option tyres without any major problems and finished the day in 17th position – not great, but not bad either.
“I still have many things to learn, but for sure I feel better than yesterday and I’m looking forward to tomorrow,” said Grosjean. “Fernando showed today that the car is working quite well. For me, it was good to not do any big mistakes and to get as much experience as possible.
“If I manage to get to Q2 it will be a very good personal result, so we’ll see what I can achieve.”
His team mate Fernando Alonso was pretty impressed too as was boss Pat Symonds.
“He did no mistakes and completed many laps today, which was the main priority – getting used to the F1 car,” Alonso said. “It is only his first grand prix, but his learning process is quick and he made no mistakes – so that is the perfect start.