Grosjean F1 future secure despite Boullier exit

Gerard Lopez with Romain Grosjean

Gerard Lopez with Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean’s future with Lotus is safe and secure, despite the departure from the team of boss and mentor Eric Boullier.

That is the claim of team owner Genii’s chief Gerard Lopez, responding to claims that because Frenchman Boullier was famously close to his countryman Grosjean, the 27-year-old driver’s future might now be in doubt.

But Lopez told France’s RMC that Grosjean “is safe”.

“It is us who brought Romain from GP2, and his career was launched by Jean-Paul Driot, who is a friend and a partner,” said the Luxembourger.

“Then the choice of the lineup for Formula 1 was done with Eric Boullier, but it’s still us who decided,” added Lopez.

“And Gravity is 100 per cent ours,” he insisted, referring to the management stable involving Grosjean, in which Boullier was heavily involved as the chief.

Lopez insisted, “For me, Romain is one of the best drivers in Formula 1 today, and I think we will soon be able to announce something for the very long term.” (GMM)

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