Sauber: Grosjean has both of our drivers on his conscience

Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus E20 and Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) Sauber C31 crash out at the start of the race. Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Monaco Grand Prix, Race Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Sunday 27 May 2012.

Romain Grosjean and Kamui Kobayashi crash out at the start of the Monaco GP

Jun.8 (GMM) The name ‘Grosjean’ is apparently still a sore point in the Sauber garage. Sergio Perez was furious with the Frenchman after a collision in Barcelona, and then Kamui Kobayashi had to retire with suspension damage after the first corner in Monaco.

Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber C31 and Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus E20 make contact at the start of the race. Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Race Day, Barcelona, Spain, Sunday 13 May 2012.“He deserved a penalty [for Monaco],” team manager Beat Zehnder is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport. “He drove into two cars. If Schumacher is punished in Barcelona, why not Grosjean [at Monaco]?”

Team boss Peter Sauber added: “The guy has both of our drivers on his conscience.”

Grosjean, having returned with Lotus this year after his abortive 2009 debut, denied that he is crash-prone.

“In Australia [with Pastor Maldonado], I couldn’t really do anything about it,” he is quoted by Auto Hebdo. “In Malaysia [with Michael Schumacher] it is true that it was my fault.

“And Monaco? What could I do?” said the 26-year-old. “Trying to get a scooter and a bus through Ste Devote is difficult enough, let alone four formula one cars.

“It’s part of the game. The start is a crucial moment in the race but I don’t think I’ve been overly aggressive with the others, just unlucky. I don’t think I’ve ever done something crazy,” insisted Grosjean.

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  • Kimi4WC

    Bad attitude.

  • f1 fan

    Seems like Grosjean would be the trget for the Sauberss!!

  • f1 fan

    Seems like Grosjean would be the target for the Sauberss!!

  • whatsyourpoint

    He is French so is protected by FIA xD

  • grossy

    that is why grosjean is a french fry head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • muddles

    @Grossly. That’s hilarious. You must have put a lot of thought into that comment.
    Do you follow F1 as a matter of interest?

  • Hermit

    i bet Grosjean will manage to crash into 1/2 of the drivers in the field by the end of this season…

  • f1 fan

    I hope grosjean wins in montreal , becomes the 7th winner.

  • John

    Rewind the Monaco accident and it was Alonso bashed Grosjean before contact with Schumacher.

    Why doesn’t Sauber go after Alonso? Alonso was the real cause of the accident, but Ferrari are also Sauber’s engine supplier. It’s all politics.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if F1 was a motor sport?

  • f1 fan

    f1 has really changed , since maybe the 90’s.

  • whatsyourpoint


    dont know what race you were watching but hamilton was moving over on alonso so alonso was moving on Crashjean but alonso never touched him