20 August 2014

FORMULA ONE - Belgian GP 2014 Preview

Positive Vibes - Romain Grosjean looks forward to the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix

Romain Grosjean Preview Spa 2014Did you have ‘des bonnes vacances’?

Yes, very nice. I spent time with my wife and baby son (Sacha), who celebrated his first birthday just after the Hungarian Grand Prix. We had a great time with our families and holidayed. It is nice to switch off even just for a short time. I come back to the paddock refreshed and with energy restored for the next phase of the season.

What is your mind-set as we go into the second part of the season?

Despite the difficulties so far, I feel positive for the rest of the season to come. 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.

Spa is a great place to start afresh for the second part of the 2014 season isn’t it?

Yes it is. Spa as we all know is one of the best tracks we go to, if not the best of them all. As a driver it is like a dream circuit with elevation change, quick corners, medium speed technical corners and some good straights for overtaking. It’s a circuit with a soul. I always enjoy racing here, as do most of the drivers. What I find memorable about Spa is not only the track but also the beautiful surroundings in the Ardennes forest. From the cockpit you get a very real sense of being at a living, breathing track at Spa and the fans are really close to the action. You can almost smell the frites!

There is no hiding from the fact 2014 has been tough so far. Going forward what can be achieved in the remaining races?

Well, at the end of the day, all we as drivers can do is to do our best every time we get in the car. It has been a very hard year so far but you have to keep looking ahead and hoping that all of the bad luck, issues and tough times get paid back through our determination to make things better. Ever since I have been at Enstone I have seen this determination to succeed and it will help us. When you match these qualities to the skill of the technical team then we should get some rewards in the remaining races. We need to build some momentum and I will be going all out to make sure we get more points and exploit the best of the E22 for the rest of the season.

Is the target to add more points at Spa?

As always, yes. 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. 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.

Romain Grosjean Hungarian GP 2014 overhead banner

27 July 2014

Unlucky for Some

Mixed fortunes at the Hungaroring where Romain Grosjean spins out and Pastor Maldonado finishes P13.

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23 July 2014

FORMULA ONE - Hungarian GP 2014 Preview

Romain gives his thoughts on the Hungaroring where he’s enjoyed good results in the past and Pastor outlines his feelings heading to the last race before Formula 1’s summer break.

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21 July 2014

#KeepPushing

Pastor Maldonado equals his best race finish so far this season at German GP

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15 July 2014

Formula One - German GP 2014 Preview

Pastor turns his attention to Hockenheim after a bumpy ride at Silverstone and Romain is determined to put up more of a fight in the German Grand Prix.

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6 July 2014

Lots of Support for Lotus at Silverstone

Lotus continue their Grand Prix battle

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1 July 2014

Formula One - British GP 2014 Preview

Romain expects to reverse the recent trend of difficult Grands Prix and Pastor looks forward to one of his favourite circuits on the calendar.

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