Lotus worried they 'might' lose Grosjean to rival

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20 May 2014 by TF1T Staff

Lotus has admitted there is a chance Romain Grosjean could leave the team next year, with team owner Gerard Lopez revealing the Frenchman has had offers.

Whilst Lopez insists Grosjean is happy at the Enstone team, when asked if they're at risk of losing him, partly due to their budget and competitive form so far this season, he replied: "We might."

"We don't have the budget of some of the other teams, so there is a point up until which we fight.

"But Romain is really happy here, he is part of the family, and I don't think he is planning on going anywhere."

Lopez says the team has already managed to knock back some approaches for the 28-year-old's services.

"His drives last year meant there were a couple of teams knocking on the door to find out what he was doing, and now we've the same this year.

"I'm not saying Romain is going, but what I am saying is that here is a driver who was criticised, and now suddenly people are saying he is a driver who could pretty much drive for any team."