28 June 2015
Grosjean: I must be due a good British GP
Romain Grosjean is hoping the predictions of a Silverstone heatwave prove true as he looks to return to point-scoring ways at the British Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean believes that the law of averages points towards him having a weekend to remember at Silverstone this season.
Although 'a good weekend' would naturally be different for Grosjean when compared to the likes of Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg, the Frenchman is keen to bounce back from a disappointing Austrian Grand Prix as soon as possible and believes that his previous frustrations at the British race hint at an upturn in 2015.
“I won there in the GP2 Series in 2011, and I scored points there in my F1 debut, so I have to say it has fond memories for me, but then, for the last couple of years, my British Grand Prix hasn't been so good in terms of results,” the Lotus driver reflected, “This means I must be due a good result and we'll be doing everything we can to ensure a good finish in the points!”
Austria was particularly disappointing for Grosjean as he had been on a run of four scoring finishes in five rounds prior to arriving at the Red Bull Ring, but gearbox failure sidelined him after 35 laps and then the opportunity to test his E23 in the days that followed was hit by the weather.
“It was a bit of a frustrating one for me. I didn't finish the race then to add insult to injury, the Austrian weather really mucked me and the team around for the test day!” he confirmed, “My race retirement was tough to take as we should have scored another good tally of points, but it wasn't to be.
“The test day was unusual as there was so much rain in the morning, but the conditions changed a lot for the afternoon, so we still completed some useful runs. Every time we go out with the E23, we learn a little bit more with it, and the car is a pleasure to drive, so I will start the Silverstone weekend in a very positive mood.”
Like the majority of his rivals, Silverstone is a highlight for Grosjean, who looks forward to testing himself against the circuit's high-speed corners.
“Silverstone is challenging, but it has a really good feeling to it,” he explained, “It's one of the quickest tracks of the year and, as drivers, we always like to go fast! There are corners which are legendary, like the Maggotts-Becketts-Chapel complex. It's quite a feeling going through there and I can't wait to feel that sensation once more.
“The whole layout has a really good, fast, flow to it and you can really feel your car working hard with the downforce through the fast flowing corners. It's a happy place to be [although], over the years, there's been quite a bit of wet weather.
“This was not so much of a surprise to the Englishmen I've spoken to, and I have lived quite near to the track, and my experience of regularly visiting Enstone means that I know the weather can change quite a lot. An English summer's day is wonderful, but sometimes you have to look hard to find one!
“That said, it's looked pretty good so far this year and there is even talk of something of a heatwave coming to Britain. It's fantastic to be at Silverstone when the weather is good and the fans are all out, so let's hope that happens.”
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