Romain Grosjean is keen to put his disappointing weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix
behind him, as he looks to bounce back at Silverstone next weekend.
The Lotus driver was hampered by a ten-place grid penalty in Montreal, having been deemed to cause a collision with Daniel Ricciardo in Monaco a fortnight earlier, and limped to a 13th place finish.
Grosjean has reflected on his miserable weekend in Canada, and said that he did not get along with the tyres on race day: “The second set of tyres really didn't work for us in Montréal and if you can't get them to work then you're going to have a difficult race,” he said.
“We had a strong strategy planned and the first part of the race worked well. Once we got the medium tyre up to temperature at the start of the race I was able to make some good overtaking moves. This meant we were looking like taking a strong position in the points, which wouldn't have been bad considering I started at the back of the grid.
“However, once we fitted the supersoft tyres it all went wrong. The set we used simply didn't work for us and the tyres fell away after fewer than ten laps, which was a big surprise. So it was a frustrating race.”
Grosjean is coming under increasing pressure this season for his driving style and inconsistency. He sits ninth in the drivers' championship on 26 points, 62 adrift of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.
But the 27-year-old says he is looking forward to a fresh weekend at Silverstone and has even set silverware in his sights:” Silverstone is challenging, but it has a good feel,” he added.
“It's one of the quickest tracks of the year, with legendary corners like the Magotts, Becketts, Chapel complex. It's also a special Grand Prix for the team as the factory is very close to the track. It's always nice to see not only the race team, but also some of the many people from the factory who come to see us in action. It's thanks to all their hard work that we're out on track and they are all doing an amazing job, always working so hard.
“I will be visiting them after the race and hopefully I will go there with some silverware to show them.”