Lotus expect a return to points at Silverstone

Lotus F1 Team, LAT

28 June 2014 by TF1T Staff

Lotus are confident the Silverstone circuit will better suit their car and provide a platform to add to their eight point tally in the championship.

The team has struggled lately with difficult races in both Canada and Austria and whilst they left disappointed, some positive signs emerged from the race which gives them hope for the British Grand Prix.

"I would not say that we came away with too much satisfaction [from Austria] because we were not rewarded with points but for Pastor [Maldonado] the maximum was extracted from his race, so positives could be taken," said deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi.

"The team fought back with typical spirit from a really tough time in Montréal which says a lot about the team and the spirit we have," he added. "This gives us a good platform to achieve our aims and objectives for Silverstone, which is to add to our points tally."

Romain Grosjean is equally excited for the race ahead as he reckons the high-speed nature of Silverstone will suit the E22.

"It's a fantastic track with a lot of high speed corners which should suit the E22 a lot better than the circuits we've visited recently which have seemed to jump on every weakness with our current package.

"Silverstone is challenging, but it has a good feel. It's one of the quickest tracks of the year. There are corners which are legendary like the Magotts, Becketts, Chapel complex. It's quite a feeling going through there and I can't wait to feel that sensation once more."