Grosjean to be Lotus Renault third driver?

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Romain Grosjean

Jan.13 (GMM) Romain Grosjean is set to become Renault’s third driver in 2011.

The source of the information is French broadcaster TF1’s commentator Christophe Malbranque.

24-year-old Swiss-born Frenchman Grosjean became Renault’s test driver in 2008, moving into the race seat in the middle of the next season when Nelson Piquet was ousted.

He was not retained for 2010, instead racing in GT, Auto GP and GP2, debuting at Le Mans and becoming one of Pirelli’s F1 test drivers.

Grosjean has contested just 7 grands prix, scoring no points.