Lotus driver Romain Grosjean has set his sights on recording just his third top ten finish of the 2014 Formula 1 season at next weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.
The Frenchman has endured a difficult season with the E22 car, with many problems caused by the team’s financial issues that arose at the end of last season.
Grosjean has still led the charge at Lotus, scoring all eight of its points. However, he is hoping to finish inside the top ten for the first time since the Monaco Grand Prix back in May next weekend in Singapore, given that the circuit should suit the E22 far better than Monza did for the Italian Grand Prix one week ago.
“Compared to Monza the answer is definitely yes,” Grosjean said when asked if he’d stand a better chance of points in Singapore. “Last weekend was a difficult one for us because the nature of the Monza track was like a penalty.
“Singapore offers less in terms of compromising the downforce for straight- line speed, so we should be able to fight higher up the grid.
“We managed to get some points at Monaco, so I am hoping we can achieve something similar on this street circuit too.”
Despite Lotus appearing to throw in the towel for 2014 in terms of development, Grosjean is still hopeful that the team can finish on a high in 2014.
“It has been a tough season as we all know, but there are still some opportunities to get points,” he said. “I will be racing as hard as ever to make sure we are in the best position we can be to achieve the maximum. I know this team well and they will be doing exactly the same.”