Thomson ReutersNovember 17, 2013 20:32
By Steve Keating
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Romain Grosjean was hailed as a future Lotus leader on Sunday after second place at the U.S. Grand Prix highlighted just how much progress the Frenchman has made since his 'first lap nutcase' days of 2012.
"You have represented Lotus in a very proud way," he was told by American great Mario Andretti, F1 world champion with the old Lotus team in 1978, in a podium interview.
"I guess number one in the team next year, right? Let's make it official."