Romain Grosjean reckons the Spa-Francorchamps circuit could play to the strengths of his Lotus-Mercedes E23 Hybrid next week.

Grosjean took his fifth points' finish of the year in Hungary, prior to Formula 1's summer break, and is now confident he can get more in Belgium.

"I think the circuit could well play to some of the strengths we have in the car and I'm certainly ready for more points," said the Frenchman.

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"Me and the team will be doing everything we can to go well and get the strongest result possible, after all that's what we're here to do!"

"You need good grunt from the engine and a well set-up and forgiving car. We can definitely deliver on both those counts so it's going to be interesting to see how we fare against our rivals," he added.

"You also need an element of luck sometimes as the weather in the Ardennes can present a challenge. It's almost a clich? to talk about the possibility of rain on one part of the track when it's dry on another, but this can happen.

"If it happens during qualifying, it's a massive challenge to make the right call with timing for your lap. If it happens during the race, then the call of when to pit and change your tyres for wet weather ones or back to slicks has a massive impact as it's a long, long, long lap if you're at Spa on the wrong rubber."

Grosjean has yet to finish higher than eighth at Spa in Formula 1, but sees no reason he can't improve upon that this year.

"I won in the GP2 Series in 2008 which was a fabulous feeling and I've certainly missed the Spa podium since then. I've always had good pace but my best result in F1 so far there is P8. I don't see why we can't improve on that though this year," he confirmed.

"As we all know Spa-Francorchamps is one of the best tracks we go to, if not the best of them all," he continued. "As a driver it is like a dream circuit with elevation change, quick corners, medium speed technical corners and some good straights for overtaking. It's a circuit with a soul. There's so much to think about over a lap.

"That's true if you're on a qualifying lap trying to maximise your speed at every point, or in a race where you're either defending or attacking, and maybe both over the course of a lap. It's the type of place where the differences between cars can be highlighted and sometimes you see a car go really well here - let's hope that's our car this season!"