Romain Grosjean has gotten over the criticism he has looked from social media trolls, saying he would like to be disdained than have “no charisma at all”.
Romain Grosjean recorded a larger number of retirements than some other driver a year ago. He got only three-point finishes, leaving him confronting analysis and vulnerability about his future. Haas at last held Grosjean for 2020 nearby Kevin Magnussen.
Grosjean said that while he wouldn’t fret being a disruptive figure, he found that analysis was ordinarily confined to social media trolls and not regular somewhere else in his life.
Romain Grosjean talks about recent criticism
“Not long ago I went to see a concert with my wife. We posted a selfie, and a guy commenting [abuse] on it got a kick out of it,” Grosjean said. “On the street, you’ll never meet a guy who’ll say things to your face.
“I’m better off being liked or disliked than having no charisma at all. There are people who support me, others who don’t – I understand that.
“Sometimes we can chat on social media. That’s what social networks are for, to ask for explanations behind a thought: ‘Why do you say that Grosjean crashed everywhere last year? Get me the statistics and we’ll talk about it again.’
“There is sometimes an image that somebody is stuck with. That’s life, it’s not a big deal.
“When you get a good result, the numbers go up, the people are there, and when it’s a bad result, people are tough.
“Sometimes they are easy to criticize, but once again, among those I meet every day, there has never been one person across the street who has said that to me.”
Romain Grosjean on leaving F1
Grosjean is known to have considered contending outside of F1 in the midst of the vulnerability about his future in 2019, yet focused on his inspiration for Grand Prix racing stays as solid as ever.
“For the moment I don’t feel like leaving Formula 1, even if it’s frustrating, even if it’s unfair, even if sometimes you go home thinking you’d rather be in another category to be able to win races,” Grosjean said.
“But at the moment, I’m still too much in love with Formula 1. I love it, I want to go to the races. I can’t wait to get on a plane to Australia and drive to Melbourne to start the season.
“We’ll see how it goes. One day you might like mozzarella and two years later not like it anymore – or vice versa.”
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