Grosjean: Silverstone should be better for Lotus

By on Thursday, July 3, 2014
Lotus F1 Team

Lotus F1 Team

Romain Grosjean believes that the track layout at Silverstone should suit the characteristics of the Lotus E22.

Grosjean scored points in China and Spain but was unable to finish in the top 10 across the last three events.

"The last ones have been very difficult, the nature of the circuit on paper looks much better for us," he said of this weekend's British Grand Prix.

"Much less engine [power] and we are trying to find back what happened in Barcelona and from then to improve the situation."

Despite Renault's problems so far in 2014, Grosjean is reluctant to criticise the French engine supplier's performance.

"In the race in Austria, same as Barcelona, I lost a cylinder and it makes the driveability poor and performance down," he said.

"It's not easy, it’s useless to point the finger - they are trying. If we can get 50 more horsepower and more reliability we can take it, but it is what it is."

The Frenchman believes that the last few races have taught Lotus exactly where they need to improve.

"Monaco was the bell ringing situation – slow speed but high downforce, we are not going very well and we need to improve," he said.

"Canada we knew would be difficult but for Austria we were not thinking that top speed would be that important. Look at the Williams, that’s their strength, so it was somewhere we were struggling. There are things we need to improve and understand and that’s where we are at the moment."

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