Grosjean looks to extend podium run
29 October 2013 – Romain Grosjean is looking to extend his podium run to four races at this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, an event Lotus team-mate Kimi Räikkönen won last season.
The Frenchman, who will be officially confirmed at the team for the 2014 campaign when final approval is granted from owners Genii Capital, rose from 17th to third at last weekend's Indian Grand Prix, the biggest race-day gain of the campaign so far.
And heading to Abu Dhabi, he is eager to add further silverware to his 2013 haul.
"I'll come with the same philosophy as those last few races to give and do my best," Grosjean explained ahead of the Grand Prix. "I've finished on the podium in Korea, Japan and India. It's a good feeling being there. Without my [race-ending] engine problem in Singapore I could have been on the podium there too.
"Certainly in this latter part of the season, our latest car with the revised Pirelli tyres seems to work very well and I can get a good performance from it at different circuits. I only want to be scoring points for the team and you get the most points from being on the podium."
Lotus has also confirmed that the engine issue which threatened Grosjean's Indian podium was identical to the one he faced in Singapore, with supplier Renault now "double checking" its powerplants to ensure there is no repeat at upcoming events.