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I'm my own worst enemy - Grosjean

ESPN Staff
October 21, 2012 « Points and butter chicken on Kobayashi's menu | Damon Hill back behind the wheel »
Romain Grosjean ran into Mark Webber in Japan © Sutton Images

Romain Grosjean has admitted that he has been his own worst enemy at times this season.

The Frenchman has attracted a lot of attention and no shortage of criticism from other drivers after a number of startline incidents, the most recent of which happened in Japan when he crashed into Mark Webber's Red Bull.

But Grosjean said he has been working hard with his team to address these issues and he steered clear of incident to finish seventh in Korea.

"Myself and the team did a lot of work trying to understand a few things and it's certainly helped," said Grosjean. "It wasn't the easiest start; there was contact behind me at turn three and I took evasive action but after that it was quite a straight forward race and I could push how I wanted. I've been my own worst enemy at times this season, but hopefully now we can put it behind us and move forwards."

Despite his problems off the startline, Grosjean is undoubtedly quick and has every chance of leapfrogging Nico Rosberg in the championship standings at the Indian Grand Prix.

"I was at the circuit with the team last year in my role as third driver and it was fascinating to see Formula 1 come to a new venue like India. The track is very impressive, in the middle of what will be a massive facility. The layout looks very interesting, with some slow corners and high speed sections as well. I'm sure it will be a great track to drive and I'm looking forward to unlocking its secrets so it can go into my portfolio!"