F1 career with Lotus on track believes Grosjean 17 December, 2012 Dec.17 (GMM) Lotus driver Romain Grosjean insists that his Formula One career remains “on track” despite speculation and reports to the contrary. His comments follow a period of intense speculation, amid suggestions that Lotus – and sponsor Total – are considering dropping the 26-year-old after his often impressive yet tumultuous 2012 season. Some good news for Grosjean, however, is that he won the prestigious Race of Champions event in Bangkok at the weekend, beating the likes of Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel. Lotus celebrated the 26-year-old’s “emphatic” triumph with a lengthy press release. As for his F1 career, “Things are on track,” the Frenchman is quoted by L’Equipe. “I hope everything turns out well and I am able to put into practice what I learned this year. “I hope to be stronger next season. Normally, you say that the first year is about learning, but F1 is a little different. “We went through ups and downs this season, but I learned a thousand things. I had a good start but also went through some difficult times. “Ultimately, the team allowed me to grow and I became a better driver. I hope to continue to learn next year,” added Grosjean. Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsLotus 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 2015Lotus preview Russian Grand Prix The Pessimist This lad definitely has the speed and talent to be a world champion one day.