A SEASON IN REVIEW II - ROMAIN GROSJEAN

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Best Moments of the Year

After qualifying 6th at the Austrian Grand Prix, Grosjean was able to hold his position in the race and was the only driver outside the big guns who wasn't lapped by race winner Valtteri Bottas. He also kicked off the season well as he qualified 6th in Australia - almost half a second quicker than 7th. Oh, and he released a cookbook.

Worst Moments of the Year

The Haas seemed to fall behind towards the end of the season with Grosjean failing to score at any of the last four races. Potentially worrying signs heading into 2018. Retiring in Australia when a good points haul seemed possible was also a kick in the teeth.

Target for Next Year

Score points on a more consistent basis and doing well at the returning French Grand Prix.

Verdict

Grosjean has gained a bit of a reputation as someone who likes to complain about anything and everything, normally it's his brakes, but other than that Grosjean has become a solid driver and someone that many mid table teams would benefit from having. Beating Kevin Magnussen means that he has now beaten his teammate in the last four consecutive years, it has to be mentioned that two of those years were against Maldonado, but it's an achievement nonetheless.

Grosjean will remain with Haas for a third consecutive year, it's too early to say whether they will be in relation to the other teams, but with Grosjean they know they have someone dependable who's going to bring home a solid amount of points.

RATING: 7/10

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