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Romain Grosjean may have saved career with podium

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By finishing third at Sunday's German Grand Prix Romain Grosjean may have saved his seat at Lotus according to some reports.

The Frenchman had failed to score a point since his last podium finish in Bahrain and his poor run included four crashes in a single weekend in Monaco.

However, a strong performance in Germany, which saw him in contention to win the race until a late charge from team mate Kimi Raikkonen, seems to have silenced the doubters.

Speaking after the race Grosjean was asked if he was ever concerned about his seat amid his poor run of form.

"Not really," he told RMC on Sunday. "I just asked myself 'When are things going to turn?' I have always believed in myself.

"The numbers were not good but I knew that the work I was doing was positive."

Grosjean also claimed he was not upset about being asked by his team to move over for Raikkonen late in the race.

"As far as the strategies (go)," he said, "we didn't put our eggs in the same basket so I think it was the right thing to do."

One of the men being speculated as a possible replacement for Grosjean was Nico Hulkenberg.

The German is enduring a difficult season at Sauber and it is now believed he has activated a termination clause his contract with the Swiss based team as they struggle to pay their bills, he is expected to remain with Sauber until the end of the year however.

"Unfortunately I can't and I won't talk about contractual details," he told German broadcaster Sky.

But "Clearly I need to take care of my future," Hulkenberg admitted. "Nothing is impossible or excluded."


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