Lotus boss defends Grosjean record
Lotus team principal Eric Boullier has called for people to stop criticising Romain Grosjean and let him concentrate on his racing.
The 26-year-old has been slammed by a number of his rivals this year, after being involved in opening lap crashes seven times in 2012. One of these incidents saw him become the first driver in almost 20 years to be banned from racing, after he caused a huge pile-up in Belgium. However, after a clean race in Korea, Boullier believes it's time to move on and has backed the Frenchman to prove his doubters wrong in the final four weekends of the season. "It's definitely time for us to draw the line and move on, but more importantly it's also time for Romain to put it in the past for himself," Boullier said. "Despite a lot of pressure, he drove a good clean race in Korea and I fully believe he now understands what he needs to do to avoid these things in the future. "Romain's target for the rest of the season is clear - to build on the platform he created in the last race and help the team push for maximum points in the last four races."