Grosjean: Boullier exit was big news and actually it surprised even us

Lotus F1 team is now ready to “push the throttle” … in 2014, despite financial problems which have plagued the outfit since last year, even resulting the surprise departure of Team Principal Eric Boullier.

That is the claim of driver Romain Grosjean, following reports the Enstone team is still struggling with the sort of financial problems that became well-known in the Formula 1 paddock late last season.

Lotus’ problems look to have continued into the new season, when team boss Boullier, who is Frenchman Grosjean’s manager, switched to McLaren.

“It was big news and actually it surprised even us,” Grosjean is quoted by France’s Infosport Plus. “I think it’s a big opportunity for him and I understand that.

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