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Romain Grosjean, Lotus – Q&A

After an up-and-down first half of the 2013 F1 season, Romain Grosjean is hoping the two improved performances in Germany and Hungary can kick-start an improved end to the year.

Q:
If you could sum up these first ten races, what would you say?

Romain Grosjean:
That's a difficult one, but I guess I'd have to say the word 'potential' is the key. For sure we've had some difficult moments and maybe the results haven't always been what the team deserved, but the potential for top finishes has always been there.

Q:
What's been the highlight of your season so far?

Romain Grosjean:
Well, I would like to say the pass on Felipe [Massa] in Budapest – which at the time I thought may have been the best of my career so far – but of course with the penalty I suppose it's not the same. The podium in Germany would have to be my next choice; not just because it was a great result for the team, but because we were genuinely fighting for the win right to the end which was a pretty good feeling.

Q:
….and on the flip side?

Romain Grosjean:
Monaco was not my best weekend, that's no secret. The pace was there, but for one reason or another I just didn't put everything together when really a strong result was definitely achievable. I still owe the mechanics and composites guys a drink for that; hopefully it will be some victory champagne later in the season…

Q:
How are you feeling heading into the second half of the season?

Romain Grosjean:
Very good. We proved in Germany and Hungary that we can compete right at the front of the grid and I think if we can continue to improve at the same rate we will be looking pretty good for the remaining nine races. I'm feeling more and more comfortable in the car every time I drive it which is certainly a good sign looking forwards. After our performance in the last few races, I honestly believe my first win is now just around the corner.

courtesy Lotus F1 team


Tagged as: Romain Grosjean , Lotus

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