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GP Week : Issue 5
NEWLY-crowned GP2 Asia Series champion Romain Grosjean is already setting his sights on the 2008 main series title. The Franco-Swiss driver won the Asia Series title despite retiring from Sunday’s race in Bahrain and admitted that the feeling of winning the title in such circumstances was a little strange. “It’s a strange way to be champion,” he told GP Week. “But it was really good to be able to show our pace, to be first in the second race starting eighth. Unfortunately we had a leak with the brake liquid at the rear left and the more it goes the more the pedal was soft. No more brake at the rear, so it was not possible to keep going.” Grosjean has pointed to his relationship with ART Grand Prix, who also ran him to the F3 EuroSeries title in 2007, as a major factor in helping him adapt quickly to GP2. “I know the team, which allows me to work more or less in the same way I did last year. I had no time to need to adapt to the team so that was good and then the car was really good. I think they managed to make something which really suited my driving style and in the end we want to do the same for the main series. If we can do that we will be very fast I think.” Grosjean will be partnered with GP2 race winner Luca Filippi in the main series, and expects the Italian to be pushing him and the team forward. “It’s really good I think. It’s something really important, he will teach me a lot I think in the first part of the season because I still have to take some experience. He knows all the tracks and will give me some advice, and it’s good to have a fast team-mate. He will go fast, I will try to be just in front of him, and we will push each other. We have a good relationship so for the moment it’s the best thing we can have.” Grosjean became the first RDD driver to win a GP2 crown, but insists that for him every title is important. “It’s like every championship. It doesn’t matter that Bruno [Michel] is the boss of GP2 and RDD, for me the main thing is to win titles. “Formula 3 was nice, this is very nice as well, but now we concentrate on the main title. But it’s always good to show to Renault that they were right to chose me.” Asian Champ eyes main series F1 NEWS >> 11