Date: 4th February 2018 at 10:20am
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Formula One is notorious for chewing up and spitting out the so-called best drivers in the world.

One moment, they can be the next big thing, only to lose their seat within a couple of years to the next big thing, or the next big pay cheque from a sponsor.

But Romain Grosjean believes he has a long future in Formula One.

The 31-year-old made his Formula One debut at the 2009 European Grand Prix.

He has since made 122 Grand Prix starts for Renault, Lotus [same team different name] and Haas.

But his desire to continue still burns strong.

‘I still have a long way to go to the end, I started when I was 27 really in Formula 1, so I feel like I can go a long way, maybe 40, or just before 40.

‘I still believe I’ve got eight, nine seasons ahead, so I’m pretty good.’
Grosjean told

With the thought that he could stay in Formula One until around 2026, he is also open minded as to what the future could hold.

‘It would be nice [to return to Enstone], especially as Renault is going up with better and better cars, I spent a lot of years with them, so it’s still a good relationship.

He concluded: ‘Obviously, if one day I get a chance to race for a top team, I’d jump at it, I’d go for it absolutely. We’re all dreaming of that but until that happens, I’d be happy here.

‘I’m very confident we can go forward and small teams can do well; Force India are showing that.