Grosjean fiercely against 'Grosjean rule': 'No fan of that system from day one'

20-10-2020 10:50 | Updated: 20-10-2020 11:20
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Grosjean fiercely against 'Grosjean rule': 'No fan of that system from day one'

Due to an illegal test start of Lewis Hamilton prior to the Russian Grand Prix, the Briton came very close to a race suspension with two penalty points. The points were withdrawn, but that situation immediately raised questions.

Grosjean against 'Grosjean rule'

The points system on the licence will be introduced for the first time in 2012. This system is intended to ensure that drivers cannot repeatedly misbehave on the track without, in the long run, affecting the driver. 12 points on the licence will result in a suspension and no one has been affected since then.

Hamilton, with its original points, was very close in Russia, moving on to 10 and not seeing any removed until November. It would have put him in a tough spot, but fortunately the points were removed. The rule is something Romain Grosjean does not understand. ''If you are in Formula 1, you know how to drive. We make mistakes. We are human. That has happened to me in the past'', says the Frenchman according to

Grosjean against penalty points

It is not very strange, however, that Grosjean is opposed to this system. This system was introduced after several Grosjean incidents in 2012. The low point was his starting crash at Spa-Francorchamps, with championship candidates Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso directly out of the race. For this Grosjean was given a race suspension.

''It is a sport in which things are sometimes difficult to distinguish. If there is a problem with the car, the driver is also punished. It's just very difficult to make the right decision and I'm glad I'm not a steward. However, I haven't been a fan of this system from day one," concludes the Haas driver.

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