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I won't be an easy touch - Grosjean

ESPN Staff
November 20, 2012 « Mercedes pays tribute to Schumacher | You can't write off Alonso - Hill »
Romain Grosjean passed both Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher with one move in Austin © Sutton Images
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Romain Grosjean has said that he's not worried about getting involved in another incident during a race.

Having been suspended for the Italian Grand Prix for causing a major accident at the start of the previous race in Belgium, Grosjean came under a lot of scrutiny as he hit Mark Webber at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix. Since then he's paid particular attention to staying out of trouble, but he said that he is now showing he won't be "an easy touch" during races.

"I've learnt that you can over-compensate by trying to avoid any potential incident," Grosjean said. "We're all racers on track so that's what you do. I don't want the reputation of being an easy touch and I'm certainly not an open door on track; I'll fight for every position. I've left a memo: I won't leave the door open, and I'm looking to race."

Grosjean displayed such aggressiveness when passing both Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher with one move in Austin, and looking ahead to this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix he believes he will be strong once again.

"It's a fantastic track. It's very, very nice and it suits my driving style so I'm really looking forward to it. The E20 could be very good there too and should suit to the conditions and circuit. Well, let's hope so!"