Grosjean: Staying P5 would be nice

Sunday 11th May 2014

 RSS

Share:

Grosjean: Staying P5 would be nice

Grosjean: Staying P5 would be nice

Chasing his first points of the season, Romain Grosjean says it would be "nice" to not lose positions in Sunday's Spanish GP.

On a weekend when Lotus finally found pace and reliability, the Frenchman worked his way well inside the top ten, qualifying in fifth place.

However, given that Lotus have yet to score a single point this season, it remains to be seen whether Grosjean can hold onto the position or whether he will drop.

Asked if he was confident of keeping P5 during the race, he told ESPN: "That would be nice. We will do our best.

"Yesterday [Friday] the long run from Pastor looked pretty interesting, plus I did a less longer one which was good as well.

"I was something like P8 which was nice but I knew we had something more.

"I think we benefitted because Seb couldn't get a lap in Q3 but in general but it would still be sixth so I'm happy.

"I think there is still more to come from fuel, from engine mapping performance and an easier way to change the switches and that will come.

"Everyone is working to try and get a little bit more."

Slowly making their way back towards the front of the field, Grosjean is hoping that it is only a matter of time before podiums become a possibility.

"If we keep doing steps like this one from China then probably," he said.

Gallery: Race Day In Hungary

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Hungary

Winners & Losers: Hungary

Another epic race with Lewis Hamilton oh-so close to the greatest Formula 1 comeback of all time...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

There appears to be a sense of déjà vu for Ferrari since the return of Kimi Raikkonen, and perhaps it's time for the team to cut their losses...

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Daniil Kvyat is bossing his more experienced team-mate, unlike Kevin Magnussen. Fernando Alonso still has the biggest margin...