Romain Grosjean once again proved that he is ready to take a leading role at Lotus next year as he claimed his third podium of the year in Japan.
Starting P3 on the grid, the Frenchman appeared to be on course for second place, but he was overtaken by his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen with just under 20 laps to go. Although he tried to fight back, he couldn't quite manage to pull it off as he was having an issue with his E21.
He finished safely in third and was given a strange message as he crossed the finish line with his engineer telling him: "We'll talk about this afterwards, but smile on the podium, please." Grosjean did as he was told and he was pretty happy with his display at...
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