All eyes were on Romain Grosjean for the first few laps in Australia, but then he faded into obscurity while his teammate took all the limelight. It wasn’t a bad performance by the gangly Frenchman, but it was eclipsed by what Kimi managed to achieve.
In Malaysia, Ro Gro went about his business in a professional manner and bagged some big points from 6th place, and more importantly, managed to get – and stay – ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. Job done.
Has the winter mellowed out Grosjean? Has the wildman gone for good? These are both questions that we’ll find the answer to as the season progresses. Malaysia was a strong performance on the dry tyres that’s given him another shot in the arm in regards to confidence – we could be seeing the renaissance we thought might never happen.