Petrov: Points, points, more points

Date published: June 19 2011

Vitaly Petrov has urged Renault to up their game, saying both himself and the team need to minimise their mistakes…

Vitaly Petrov has urged Renault to up their game, saying both himself and the team need to minimise their mistakes.

The 2011 season began well for the Lotus Renault GP team, as they secured two podium finishes in the opening two grands prix.

However, since then the team has fallen back, bagging just 30 points in the next five races, the same number they had scored through those two third-placed results.

“I think we can do much, much more. I know I’ve said that before but I really believe we can,” Petrov said.

“We’ve had good results, but together we can achieve greater things.

“Sometimes I’ve made mistakes, sometimes our pit stops could have been improved, but generally I think we can take it up a level.

“We need to minimise the mistakes, and the points will keep on coming.”

Formula One now faces a run four grands prix before heading into the August summer break with Petrov saying he wants points, points and more points starting with next weekend’s Valencia GP.

“My target for the coming races is points, points and more points.

“It would be much better to take our summer break in the knowledge that we had scored some well-deserved points in the lead-up to it.

“Valencia’s a circuit I know very well so I think I have an advantage going into the race. I’m feeling pretty good heading into the next four events.”