So, two interesting early morning announcements in 10 days from Renault: first Kimi Raikkonen, and now Romain Grosjean.
Although I have sympathy for Bruno Senna and hope he gets a Formula 1 seat elsewhere, the Grosjean signing is quite exciting. It does look as though the team that will become Lotus next year has gone out and signed the quickest pair of drivers it could have, knowing that Robert Kubica was not an option.
With the F1 testing regulations as they are today, it's mighty difficult for a young driver to make an impression. Grosjean showed promise in 2009 but didn't get a fair crack of the whip in difficult circumstances.
Ironically enough, Grosjean got his foot in the door just as Raikkonen was on the way out in '09. It was an open secret that Ferrari was preparing to pay the Finn off and take Fernando Alonso a year early.