Grosjean hopeful of good US Grand Prix result


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Romain Grosjean will make his one-hundredth career start in this weekend’s United States Grand Prix.

The Haas F1 Team driver had a positive Japanese Grand Prix after he saw the chequered flag in eleventh, their fifth eleventh place finish since Austria, while the Grand Prix at the Suzuka International Racing Course was the first race where both drivers entered the final stage of qualifying.

This weekend’s Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas will mark Grosjean’s 100th Grand Prix, and the Frenchman believes he still has plenty of time in front of him to keep going in Formula 1.

“When I started in Formula One I thought it’ll just be one race after the other,” said Grosjean.  “Then here we are at 100 grands prix, 10 podium finishes, a few points and lots of good memories.

“The good thing is, I don’t know when I’m going to stop, but I think I’ve still got plenty of room in front of me to keep going and to keep trying to win.”

Along with being Grosjean’s 100th Grand Prix, this will be the first home Grand Prix for Haas. The last American team to enter an American Grand Prix was in 1986, and the Frenchman is very much looking forward to feel the vibes from the crowd and their support this weekend.

“I think it’s going to be great,” added Grosjean. “I’m very much looking forward to it.

“America is a huge country and I’m really hoping we can get a lot of fans. Yes, there’ll be an extra pride to be driving for an American team on the circuit, and hopefully getting a good result on Sunday.”