Romain Grosjean insists he is 'still on a high' following his podium finish in the Canadian Grand Prix at the weekend.
The French driver made his strategy work in fine fashion to come through from seventh on the grid to finish second behind Lewis Hamilton – giving the Lotus man his second podium finish of the season.
It was the perfect response to his early retirement in Monaco although the reigning GP2 champion admitted that it still hadn't sunk it as he returned to Enstone to thank the Lotus team for its work.
“To be honest, I'm still on a high!” he said. “It's great to be here at Enstone and to see how positive and motivated the whole team is after a good result at the weekend. You can really see how hard everyone is working to push the car forward, and hopefully the performances we've had so far are giving the guys even more confidence in what we can achieve as a team.”
Grosjean added that there were too many good moments to remember from Sunday's race, with the emotion around the race being a 'fantastic feeling' as he produced his best result to date in the sport.
“There were so many it's hard to say!” he said when asked for his best moment. “Two laps before then end when I passed Fernando [Alonso] and saw the gap stretching was a great feeling. Then it was crossing the line and having that warm down lap to allow it all to sink in and think about a great race. Of course, standing on the podium is pretty special too… but celebrating with the team was the real highlight for me.
“Getting out of the car and running over to the mechanics, seeing Ayao [Komatsu] my engineer and Eric [Boullier] in the paddock, the team photo later that evening… it was all a fantastic feeling. It all happens so quickly; one minute you're in the car, the next thing you know hours have gone past and it's time to hurry away for a quick shower before jumping on the plane home!”