Romain Grosjean's run to seventh place in the Chinese Grand Prix marks Lotus' best F1 result since the 2013 United States Grand Prix.

A welcome return to form for the Enstone-based team and Grosjean following a dismal 2014 season that yielded just a pair of eighth place finishes, Grosjean consolidated to run inside the top ten from start-to-finish, benefiting from problems for team-mate Pastor Maldonado to claim seventh.

Pleased to be back in the points after almost a year, Grosjean is hopeful this will signal the start of a more regular top ten appearances.

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"A long time since we have scored points! It wasn't an easy circuit for us, with a lot of front limited corners that we don't particularly like, but we had a strong start, and most of the stints were good too. We've made a good job improving the car race after race and it's great to finally score points. The next race could be promising too!"

It is Lotus' best result in F1 since the 2013 race in Austin, when Grosjean finished in second position.