Grosjean out to claim 'lost' points

By on Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Lotus F1 Team

Lotus F1 Team

Romain Grosjean says that finishing in the points is his target at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix after he missed out on a top 10 place in the United States.

Grosjean was battling for ninth place with Jean-Eric Vergne when the Toro Rosso driver launched an ambitious move into Turn 1, causing damage to the Lotus and resulting in Grosjean slipping back to 11th.

Grosjean says that he is now out to claim his first points since May's Monaco Grand Prix.

"Points have been so very hard won by the team this season so it was really, really frustrating," he said of Vergne's move.

"I think Jean-Eric was trying to launch his car into space using the hill up to turn one as a launch! I didn’t have anywhere to go and he had all four wheels locked-up going sideways. The contact broke my front wing and also some of the floor at the rear too.

"This made the car quite a handful to drive for the rest of the race. Part of my front wing broke off and was caught on his car until Toro Rosso returned it afterwards!

"I’m on the hunt for the points I lost out on in Austin. It’s been a really long, hard season and scoring any points is such a great reward for all the hard work that everyone puts in.

"There have been lots of long hours at Enstone this year, and it’s a lot more difficult when there’s no reward in terms of points at races. I really want to give something good to the team in Interlagos and also in Abu Dhabi so we can end the year with a positive vibe as we look to 2015 which we know will be a far better proposition for us in many ways."

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