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Grosjean compares his 2018 form to Djokovic in tennis

  • Published on 15 Aug 2018 12:15
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Romain Grosjean has compared his 2018 form to that of Novak Djokovic in tennis. The Frenchman has had a mixed year so far this season, failing to score points in the opening nine races of the season. However, he made his breakthrough in Austria in July.

The former Renault and Lotus driver went on to score two more top ten finishes before the summer break, but question marks still linger over his future at Haas. And the 32-year-old has compared his form to tennis star Novak Djokovic who had a poor run before coming out on top at Wimbledon.

"It's been tough," Grosjean told Autosport. "I think it's just getting yourself back to where you believe you belong and what you know to do and there are various reasons in life where sometimes you are going through a tougher patch.

"Look at Djokovic, he's number one in the world and then two years completely off and now he's won Wimbledon again, it's great to see. And he hasn't lost his tennis [ability], he hasn't lost his fitness, he was just different. Sometimes you are. I have had some bad luck, some bad moments and then some more bad luck, and it was just hard to get back."

Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez have been linked to Haas amid doubt over Grosjean's future. Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says that the American team will evaluate and decide on its 2019 driver line-up after the summer break.

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • 2GRX7

    Posts: 89

    (Jingle we all know OH so well) " Nah nah naah naah, Nah nah NAAH NAAAH HEY! HEY! HEY! GOODBYE!!!!

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    • Aug 15 2018 - 15:03
  • Perez to Haas would be a win-win, and gives a great benchmark for Leclerc and the team.

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    • Aug 15 2018 - 16:35
    • Alonzo

      Posts: 63

      Funny how people forget Perez has been the best of the rest for the past couple of years... No better opportunities that Haas tho, so yeah, that would work... Sainz-Perez at McClaren sounds good too...

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      • Aug 15 2018 - 17:15
    • With Perez taking Force India to court and then Stroll coming in to buy the company on what looks like the side of Perez and the employees, I doubt that he will be leaving there, but we will probably find out soon. Grosjean is a good driver but he is just too up and down. You can't stick around in F1 very long if you can't bring home the results race after race. LeClerc seams like to logical replacement to Grosjean at Haas.

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      • Aug 15 2018 - 18:01
    • Alonzo

      Posts: 63

      I kinda feel the same way, the fact that he took them to court with Mercedes & BTW also makes me think that he's staying... But who knows?....
      LeClerc could very well stay at Sauber, they are progressing nicely and are directly controlled by Ferrari through Alfa Romero....

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      • Aug 15 2018 - 18:32

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