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Grosjean 'not in a nice situation'

Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Grosjean 'not in a nice situation'

Grosjean 'not in a nice situation'

Romain Grosjean has not given up on scoring points in Australia despite not even completing a race distance during testing.

Last week in Bahrain the Lotus driver completed just 26 laps and had hoped for better in this week's final test.

That, though, was not to be.

The Frenchman managed 33 laps on his first day and added only another 32 on Sunday, bringing his complete tally for pre-season testing to 91.

"We can't do a race simulation until the grand prix itself, so there will be a lot to think of in the car," Crash.net reports him as having said after Sunday's running.

"This is the situation we are facing, so all we can do is try to work as well as we can until we get to the grand prix and then discover how it is to race 300km.

"We will go to try and score points. Being there to compete is nice, but [being uncompetitive] is not what we want.

"We are not in a nice situation but that doesn't mean it is over so if we can try to save as many points as we can early in the season then we can try to recover."

Grosjean, however, is confident that Lotus are heading in the right direction with the E22 and its Renault engine.

"We did as much as we could from the little amount of running we had. Every time we stopped we tried to improve.

"Some things went in the right direction, but I think it's more complicated than everyone thought, so there is a lot of work to do on our side and a lot of work on the Renault side.

"We need to work together and achieve what we want to achieve. It won't be easy, but I think we have improved."

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