Grosjean expecting good result in Belgium
17 August 2013 – Lotus driver Romain Grosjean has expressed his confidence of achieving a good result at the Belgian Grand Prix, the Frenchman stating that the high-speed Spa-Francorchamps circuit should suit the team’s E21 chassis.
After an upswing in form in recent races, Grosjean is in a positive frame of mind as the sport enters the second half of the season, with the former GP2 champion also believing that his team's 2013 challenger will prove to be better-matched to the remaining tracks on the calendar.
“In the last few races I have felt very good in the car and have been able to push in qualifying and the race. It’s a good place to be heading into the second half of the season where there are very good opportunities for some great results.
“Spa should fit our car pretty well. In fact, the second half of the season looks good overall in terms of how the tracks should suit the E21. Hopefully we’ll have everything we need to win races. I’m looking forward to it as it’s a special track and I also won the GP2 Series title there in 2011, so it’ll be good for me to be back there again.”
Although not all the characteristics of the 2012 chassis will have been carried over into this season, Grosjean’s assertions are undermined somewhat by a calculation of the Enstone-based squad’s average finish in the first half of the 2012 campaign. This reveals that the outfit fared no better in the second phase, with the team on average placing in sixth both before and after the Belgian Grand Prix.