Romain Grosjean arrives at Silverstone this weekend looking to return to the points, having been forced to retire from the Austrian Grand Prix two weeks ago after a mechanical issue on his Lotus F1 Team car.
The Frenchman, who won at Silverstone back in 2011 while en-route to the GP2 Series title with the DAMS team, feels he is overdue a good result at the circuit this year, having only scored points in one of the three Formula 1 races he has competed in there.
“It’s a fantastic track with a lot of high-speed corners,” said Grosjean. “I won there in the GP2 Series in 2011, so I have to say it has fond memories for me.
“I scored points there in my F1 debut but then for the last couple of years my British Grand Prix hasn’t been so good in terms of results. This means I must be due a good result and we’ll be doing everything we can to ensure a good finish in the points!”
The Frenchman, who currently sits tenth in the championship standings, is ready to get racing this weekend, and is looking forward to the sensation of driving the much-renowned Maggotts/Becketts/Chapel sequence of corners.
“Silverstone is challenging, but it has a really good feeling to it,” revealed Grosjean. “It’s one of the quickest tracks of the year and as drivers we always like to go fast!
“There are corners which are legendary like the Maggotts, Becketts, Chapel complex. It’s quite a feeling going through there and I can’t wait to feel that sensation once more.
“The whole layout has a really good, fast flow to it and you can really feel your car working hard with the downforce through the fast flowing corners. It’s a happy place to be.
“It’s fantastic to be at Silverstone when the weather is good and the fans are all out so let’s hope that happens.”