Grosjean aiming to show Lotus potential
17 August 2014 – Romain Grosjean is sure that he can show the potential which has been seen from the Lotus E22 on occasion in 2014, as Formula 1 returns in Belgium next week following its summer break.
Grosjean, one of the stand out drivers of the 2013 campaign, endured a troublesome start to the 2014 campaign but qualified in fifth place for the Spanish Grand Prix in May and followed it up with eighth place in the race - a result he matched in Monaco.
But while Grosjean has been unable to add to his tally, he insists that he remains positive regarding the second part of the season and believes that past struggles have aided this mental approach.
"Despite the difficulties so far, I feel positive for the rest of the season to come," he said.
"We have seen that there have been many issues since the start of the year and even before, but as with everything in life you have to look forward and this is exactly what I am doing.
"This is now my third full season in F1 and although the disappointments always hurt, I am also mature enough to know that when things get tough you are able to learn more and to try and work toward being successful again. I really hope we can do that together as a team for the remainder of the year. That is the aim."
Grosjean, who scored points in Spain and Monaco, is hopeful that Lotus's barren run will come to an end at next weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.
"Since Monaco we have had a succession of really hard races where for many reasons we have not been in the position to claim any points," he said.
"For Spa I am hoping that there will be some improvements so we can show the potential which has been seen on a few occasions, like at Barcelona. We have to reverse the problems that have held us back and I believe that if we get that then we can post more points on the board."