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Lotus' troubles continue in qualy

Saturday 15th March 2014

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Lotus' troubles continue in qualy

Lotus' troubles continue in qualy

Romain Grosjean still believes his E22 could be a "monster of a car" but first the team needs to resolve their issues.

The Enstone outfit has been on the back foot all weekend in Melbourne and it was more of the same in Saturday's qualifying.

Having covered just four laps in final practice where a "misfire" resulted in some frustration from Grosjean, he had hoped for some improvement in qualifying.

It was not to be.

The 27-year-old qualified down in 21st place with only his team-mate Pastor Maldonado, who did not set a lap time, behind him.

On the up side, though, Grosjean's 1:36.993 was within the 107 per cent qualifying rule.

"We had a lot of problems today and every time we fixed one another one comes along!" he bemoaned.

"The guys are working very hard and it's a tough situation for everyone. We just have to learn everything we can every time we are out in the car on the track.

"Yes it's frustrating, but I'm the one who has the easiest life as I'm not working all night on the car. The whole team is here to win, so when it doesn't go to plan it's not great.

"It could still be made into a monster of a car if we all pull together as a team. We've been through some tough times in the past so we'll work our way out of it."

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