Last year we began talking about Romain Grosjean and how, in 2009, he was all washed up in F1 until he began kicking backside in GP2. Suddenly the rumour mill was in overdrive and one did link him with Renault (sorry that should read Lotus) should Nick not cut the mustard (which he didn't).
So that's where he ended up. No Williams, no Sauber, no Toro Rosso, no Force India. all those rumoured destinations gone - Renault (oops Lotus) was where he ended up and now - in testing (and you know how I feel about testing) - he's gone fastest in Barca today.
Hat's off to the man who fell from grace and returned with his head held high - Can he do the job in 2012? we'll have to wait and see. I wonder if he's held on to the banking job?