The Barometer Of The Blues

As after each Grand Prix, find the balance of the four French drivers entered this season.

Romain Grosjean (Lotus F1), 4th:

No fourth podium result for the French who had to settle for 4th place. Even if any given limit to return to Nico Rosberg, the tricolor pilot definitely lacked top speed of Yas Marina hope for better. “I made ​​a good start, I gained two places in the first few corners, but then I lost a lot of time behind the Force India. I could hang out with the DRS, but she had a much better speed and I could board on the next line, “said teammate Kimi Raikkonen remains satisfied anyway:” It’s a shame to have unable enchainer a fourth podium result. But away with a fourth place after two difficult days, this is a decent result. ”

Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso), 17th:

Bet missed for “JEV” who tried everything for while opting first for a one-stop strategy. In the points after forty towers, the French plunged in the hierarchy due to the state of his tires that were ultimately not held up.


“This is a very disappointing result. It was the right decision to go off on one, but we’ve gone soft mediums too early, which is why they have not taken on the end, “said the Toro Rosso driver finally forced a second stop at the very end of the race. His involvement in the controversy surrounding the passing of Fernando Alonso, Vergne has a clear-cut opinion “. We know that if a double off-road driver, he is penalized and had all four wheels off the line,” But Exceeding the Ferrari was inevitable anyway: “It would have me anyway exceeded in the next line because I bataillais to keep my tires at that time.”

Charles Pic (Caterham) 19th:

A race to forget for Charles Pic, dominated by teammate Giedo van der Garde driving a car that was under-fired throughout the weekend. Pic also complained of a lack of balance after his first pit stop. “I was ahead of Giedo but the team asked me to pass up. But with the way the car felt I could not do better. ”

Jules Bianchi (Marussia) 20th:

Demoted on the grid for changing gear when he had taken over his teammate and Caterham in qualifying, the Frenchman did not understand the lack of performance of his car over qualifications ‘J’ really had to attack to keep pace with Caterham and that is not ideal for preserving the gums. It was a tough weekend, hopefully better in the last two races. “