Grosjean admits he gave Raikkonen leeway in Bahrain 1 May, 2012 Romain Grosjean leads Kimi Raikkonen in Bahrain May 1 (GMM) Romain Grosjean has admitted that he didn’t try to keep his teammate Kimi Raikkonen behind him at the recent Bahrain Grand Prix. In the wake of Lotus’ podium breakthrough, it was suggested that Frenchman Grosjean was the victim of team orders. Team figures, including boss Eric Boullier and 2007 world champion Raikkonen who finished the race second ahead of rookie Grosjean, denied the charge, even though team orders are fully legal. But it emerged this week that, just before Grosjean was passed by Raikkonen, the French driver was told on the radio: “Kimi is faster than you. “Do not hold him up,” the radio message ended, broadcast for the first time by F1’s official website, earlier this week. Onboard footage of the move also showed Raikkonen briefly waving to his teammate as he completed the easy pass, ostensibly to thank him. “I think that if I had closed the door on Kimi, or if we had fought, then I could have lost a wing,” Grosjean said this week. “We knew that we could have a podium as a result and I didn’t want to make a mistake. I didn’t race at my best level,” he admitted to RMC. Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsGrosjean reveals Lotus exit clauseLotus deal with Grosjean in final stagesLouts to test 2015 nose in AustinGrosjean hints at Lotus stay for 2015Grosjean expected to stay at Lotus beyond 2014Maldonado expects half second boost with MercedesF3 champion Ocon to test for LotusAbiteboul says Lotus not a big loss for RenaultGrosjean says Mercedes deal good for LotusLotus to race with Mercedes power from 2015 Warren Smart boy may get more points by end of the season.