Grosjean: There is more to come in Spain
3 May 2014 – Romain Grosjean believes the Lotus F1 Team will show further improvement at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya next week.
Grosjean suffered his second retirement of the year in China last month, but after making it through to the top-ten in qualifying and after running relatively strongly in the race until stopped by gearbox issues, he remains positive.
"The gearbox problem was obviously a big disappointment. But the overall picture for the whole weekend [in Shanghai] was 90 per cent positive. We didn't get a reward at the end, but we know we made a step in the right direction with the car. Before the problem in the race we were the second Renault team, also in front of the McLarens and fighting with Force India. That was positive," he pointed out in the countdown to the Spanish Grand Prix, round five in the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship.
"I think it [the E22] is getting there," he continued. "It is still not as good as we believe it can be. The aim in Barcelona is to keep improving, but we know we have a decent platform to work from and solve the remaining issues."
"On paper we made a big relative improvement in China but it wasn't just one thing," he added. "We took the Renault updates and our own updates as well and moved forward. Altogether we made a big step, even though there were no massive changes on the car - we're just trying to make everything work together better. There is more to come for Barcelona."