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Why Lotus is right to keep Grosjean

He might have made a lot of mistakes during 2012, including sparking that infamous crash at Spa, but Romain Grosjean has the potential to be F1 world champion, argues Edd Straw

First impressions count. Unusually, Romain Grosjean has had two cracks at making his first impressions in Formula 1 and not come out of it well on either occasion.

So it's no surprise that some will rail at Lotus keeping the 26-year-old and argue that he should have been flicked in favour of letting some fresh blood have a chance. But they are wrong. Lotus has made the only decision it could have done if it is to be taken seriously as an emerging world championship-challenging force.

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