Having difficult years is part of racing - Grosjean

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1 August 2014 by TF1T Staff

Romain Grosjean accepts that having tough times in Formula 1 is part of his career and is hopeful that things can change quickly, like they did with Brawn GP.

The Frenchman looked to the unlikely success story that was Brawn GP which won the drivers' and constructors' championships in 2009. It had previously been owned by Honda which languished in the lower midfield.

"I want to win races in the near future and we are working on that," he said.

"If you look at Jenson [Button] in 2008, he was very much struggling with Honda, then it changed to Brawn - same team, different name - and he was world champion.

"Having difficult years is part of your career - you have to accept that and not get frustrated."

Whilst Brawn's success was a result of huge investment by Honda and an innovative double diffuser, Grosjean knows it's unlikely Lotus can replicate the turnaround, but expects better things from the Enstone team.

"I don't know if there are going to be any [innovations] next year, but I'm 99.99 per cent confident the team is going to be better next year."

Grosjean currently sits 14th with eight points after just 11 races. At the same stage in 2013, he had amassed 49 points and finished seventh.