Grosjean’s F1 future depends on Alonso

Asked about his F1 future the french said: “You have to wait for Ferrari and probably Alonso,” Grosjean said. “From them the market will move. I’m sure you are all as aware as me – if not more so – and so far nothing has moved much. You can always speculate, but from what I know everyone has a contract in the other big teams and Alonso is kind of the key of the market.”

Asked if he had spoken to Ferrari over a potential move if Alonso was to leave the team, Grosjean confirmed his management has.

“There is always talks and that’s why we have managers. Yes, there have been a few talks but so far we just have to wait.”

With his management team – Gravity – and Lotus both being part of the Genii Group, Grosjean says he doesn’t see a conflict of interests hampering his chances of a move.

“I think it’s pretty clear that I have options to go somewhere else if I want… I think the strength of Genii is to have a few companies but they don’t link the interests between their two companies. Yes I am Gravity and I am Lotus and they’re both in the same part of the same big company but at the end of the day I think they would still be happy to see me as a world champion and it’s good for the Gravity image.”