(Jean Michel Le Meur DPPI for Renault Sport F1)
The Lotus F1 Team's Romain Grosjean believes that recent progress made by the Enstone outfit means that point's are possible next out at the Austrian Grand Prix next weekend. The outfit suffered their second double DNF last time out at the Canadian Grand Prix when Pastor Maldonado lost power while Romain Grosjean suffered a rear wing failure. This was a stark contrast compared to what happened in Canada last season where the team finished 9th and 13th.
Grosjean finished the Spanish and Monaco Grand Prix in 8th place and as a result the Lotus F1 Team are currently in 8th place in the Constructors championship, four point's behind Toro Rosso. Speaking ahead of the of the Austrian Grand Prix the Frenchman said:
'We're making definite progress with pace, how the car feels and generally with reliability too, so it was frustrating that there was an issue with the rear wing. It's another lesson learnt and we will come back stronger for Austria and beyond.'
After two Grand Prix on street circuit's in Monaco and in Montreal last weekend Formula One will return to a traditional circuit with the Red Bull Ring, a track that Grosjean feels will suit the E22.
Grosjean has stated that the team's hope is that they can be battling for point's in Austria and he belives that they can achieve this as long as they have no issues with the car.
© Ben Johnston 2014