Romain Grosjean says he is eager to return to the podium next weekend in America after seeing his run of top three finishes come to an end in Abu Dhabi.

The Lotus man came home fourth at Yas Marina to just miss out on extending his run to four, leaving him to reflect on what might have been had it not been for traffic mid-way through the race.

The Frenchman however will now hope to bounce back at the Circuit of the Americas to maintain his impressive recent run, which has helped to strengthen his bid to become the number one driver at Lotus when Kimi Raikkonen departs for Ferrari at the end of the year.

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"Last year we had a reasonable weekend there in what was Formula 1's first visit to the Circuit of the Americas, but this year I think there's potential for a lot more," he said. "In 2012 the track surface was new and temperatures were quite cool, so we struggled to find grip and also to get the best setup as we learnt the new circuit.

"This year we have all the data from last time, we're expecting warmer temperatures and I know both the team and myself are working really well together to extract strong performance from the car.

"We're certainly aiming for the best performance we can get; let's see what happens."

Grosjean added that he remained frustrated at missing out on a podium in Abu Dhabi

"I think I was around a second behind Rosberg at the end and I'd been catching him pretty well during the final few laps, but we just didn't quite have the pace to get close enough before the flag," he said. "It's a shame we couldn't make it four podiums in a row, but when you remember the issues we had in FP2 and qualifying in Abu Dhabi I think to come away with fourth place is a decent result.

"On race pace alone we could maybe even have pushed Mark [Webber] for second place, but that's how it goes sometimes and I think we got the maximum we could from the race."