Calls for Romain Grosjean to face another driving ban

Mark Webber has led calls for Romain Grosjean to face another driving
ban after he was taken out by the Frenchman at the start of the
Japanese Grand Prix, the seventh such incident Grosjean has been
involved in this season.
Grosjean received a one-race ban after
causing a pile-up in Spa, but today’s incident shows that either he has
not learned or he has some in-built problem when it comes to the
instinctive phase of the racing driver’s art – the chaotic race starts.
Because
race starts are an instinctive moment, many ex-drivers in the paddock
argue that this is not something that can be trained into him.
Webber
called Grosjean a “first lap nutcase” and added, “The rest of us are
trying to fight for decent results. Maybe he needs another holiday. He
needs to have a look at himself, how many times can you make the same
error. It’s embarrassing at this level.”
Grosjean said, “After the
ban I am very careful at the start. I kept my line trying to avoid any
contact with Perez, who was on my left. I was focussing on that and I
didn’t see the delta speed with Mark.
“Trying to avoid any contact was my main objective, but it didn’t work, it’s a stupid crash.”
FIA
stewards at Suzuka handed him a ten second stop-go penalty during the
race, but the GPDA will clearly want to look at this and discuss it
together with FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting.

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