Upbeat Grosjean confident of strong race result

By on Saturday, July 27, 2013
Lotus F1 Team

Lotus F1 Team

Romain Grosjean says he can pull off a strong result after qualifying in third place for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Grosjean was a contender for pole position but ultimately missed out to Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

Grosjean finished on the podium in the German Grand Prix three weeks ago and also finished in the top three in Hungary last year.

"It’s been a good weekend so far with the car consistently showing strong pace," he said.

"Setting the fastest time in practice this morning was a good sign, and the car was handling really well throughout each qualifying session. Lewis set a very quick time, but we’re not too far from Sebastian and anything could happen in the race depending on the tyres."

"I think tomorrow will be very open and a lot will depend on strategy, traffic and things like that, so if we can put everything together there’s the strong possibility for a good result."

Team-mate Kimi Raikkonen admitted that qualifying in sixth place was not 'ideal' but is nonetheless confident of making progress in the race.

"Obviously P6 is not ideal, but it’s better than we have seen sometimes so we’ll try and see what we can do tomorrow. It’s not so easy to overtake here, but we have seen in past years that if you can run with the tyres well you can make a lot of places, so let’s see what we can do," he said.

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