Lotus don't want more crashes from Grosjean

Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1. Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Preparations, Sepang, Malaysia, Thursday 22 March 2012.

Romain Grosjean

Apr.5 (GMM) Pressure is mounting on Romain Grosjean to have an incident free and clean race in China next weekend.

With Kimi Raikkonen also yet to enjoy a fully clean race on his own return to F1, Lotus’ trackside chief Alan Permane is quoted by the Sun: “It would be nice to have a straightforward race with no penalties and no crashes from Romain after the first couple of corners.”

Grosjean, the reigning GP2 champion, has shown strong pace in his return to F1 so far this year, making good use of the competitive Lotus E20.

But in the actual races, the 25-year-old is yet to see much race action in 2012, colliding with Pastor Maldonado in Australia and spinning out in the Sepang rain.

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