Sportsdesk | November 1, 2013
One thing we wanted to make sure didn’t get overlooked was this report from our Graham Caygill about Romain Grosjean’s extracurricular activities this week in the UAE, which saw him climb the Burj Khalifa.
Here’s the report as it appeared in today’s paper:
Sebastian Vettel was the talk of Yas Marina Circuit yesterday as he arrived in the UAE on the back of sealing a fourth successive Formula One drivers’ title in India last weekend.
Despite the German’s achievements he has not hit the heights that the Frenchman Romain Grosjean has. The Lotus driver spent part of the week, between the Indian Grand Prix and the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, in Dubai, and while there he became one of the few people to have climbed to the top of the spire of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
The challenge took the Frenchman three hours as he enjoyed the view from the top of the tower which soars 829.8 metres into the sky.
Grosjean has finished the past two races on the podium with third places in Japan and India, and he said yesterday his regret was that he and the Lotus team had not found the sweet spot on the car earlier.
“The start of the season was poor,” he said. “It’s a bit of a shame when we look at what we are capable to do right now but the car has been getting better and better.”