Romain Grosjean believes that he is ready to claim his maiden Formula One victory following some impressive performances in the last few races that have caused him to lose the ‘crash kid’ label he once bore.
The Frenchman posed a stiff challenge to leader Sebastian Vettel in Germany before eventually coming home in 3rd place, and in Hungary he qualified well (P3) before finishing 6th after receiving two penalties from the stewards. Although this form may be encouraging, Grosjean is sure he can go one step further and win a grand prix.
“I’m feeling more and more comfortable in the car every time I drive it which is certainly a good sign looking forwards,” he told Lotus F1 Team’s official website.
“After our performance in the last few races, I honestly believe my first win is now just around the corner.”
The Frenchman is also encouraged by Lotus’ recent performances in the run up to the summer break, believing that this form can continue into the second half of the season.
“We proved in Germany and Hungary that we can compete right at the front of the grid and I think if we can continue to improve at the same rate we will be looking pretty good for the remaining nine races.”
Grosjean currently occupies 8th place in the drivers’ championship with two podiums to his name so far in 2013. His race pace has been a particular highlight of his form this season, bouncing back from a barren run of point-less races to score heavily in the last two rounds.