Romain Grosjean says he is hoping for another strong result when the 2013 F1 season draws to a close this weekend in Brazil.

The Lotus man has been one of the star performers in the second half of the season and impressed again in Austin last weekend, where he finished second behind Sebastian Vettel for a sixth podium finish of the year.

The Frenchman will now hope to at least replicate that result in the season finale as he seeks to help Lotus take third in the championship, with the Enstone-based outfit retaining an outside chance of taking the spot from Ferrari at Interlagos.

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"It's always fantastic to be on the podium and of course the top step is always our target," he said. "We won't know how well we and our opposition will perform until we're out on track, but we're certainly pushing to do the very best we can.

"Interlagos is a fantastic track; there's really no part of it that isn't great. It suits my driving style so I'm really looking forward to it. The E21 has been performing really well this year and there's no reason to think it won't be a great car once again in Brazil."

Grosjean added his praise for the work that the Lotus team had done in keeping the E21 at the sharp end of the grid, with the team having been the closest challenger to Red Bull in a number of recent races.

"Red Bull have a very fast car, of that there is no doubt," he said. "Sometimes we get a sniff of being able to chase Seb, but now he's got the championship in the bag he's got some additional confidence and speed which makes it all the more difficult! Being able to chase and lead just one of the Red Bulls is really quite some achievement for the team and I'm so grateful to everyone at Enstone for all their hard work throughout the season.

"The whole team at the track and back at Enstone are doing an amazing job. The spirit of these guys is awesome; I really can't say enough about them. They come to the track or the factory having had just a few hours' sleep after the late night's work the previous day, but they're always happy to do anything they can to get the best from a weekend. We drivers are always wanting more from a car, and they never stop trying to make that happen."