Grosjean: Good to finally get a reward
12 May 2014 – Romain Grosjean hinted at a sense of relief after scoring his and Lotus's first points of the season in the Spanish Grand Prix.
After an impressive top five qualifying performance, the Frenchman battled engine troubles to cross the line in eighth position.
"It's been a tough battle for us to get points this season and that was certainly one of the hardest races I've contested in a long time," said Grosjean.
"I did everything I could to drive around the power unit issues, which really made things difficult when battling the other cars.
"It's good for all the crew at the track and at Enstone to finally get a reward for all their hard work."
Grosjean is eyeing further progress as the season moves on to the streets of Monte-Carlo.
"There are still a lot of areas where we can improve and certainly the car wasn't as quick in the race as it was in qualifying, with the different track conditions as well as the other issue," the Frenchman summed up.
Grosjean's result leaves Sauber, Marussia and Caterham as the only teams yet to score a point in 2014.