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Spa could play into some of E23’s strengths – Romain Grosjean

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Romain Grosjean took his third seventh place finish of the season last time out at the Hungaroring, and arrives at one of his favourite circuits at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend for the Belgian Grand Prix with confidence that he and his Lotus F1 Team can have a good weekend.

The twenty-nine-year-old Frenchman currently sits tenth in the drivers championship, with Grosjean feeling the legendary Spa circuit is one of the best circuits on the Formula 1 calendar, and certainly one he enjoys racing on each season.

“Spa as we all know is one of the best tracks we go to, if not the best of them all,” revealed Grosjean. “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.”

Grosjean feels his E23 Hybrid should suit the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, and is looking to achieve the best result possible on Sunday afternoon, with the Frenchman acknowledging just how much concentration is required, both during qualifying and during the race.

“It’s a great track as there’s so much to think about over a lap,” said Grosjean. “That’s true if you’re on a qualifying lap trying to maximise your speed at every point, or in a race where you’re either defending or attacking, and maybe both over the course of a lap.

“It’s the type of place where the differences between cars can be highlighted and sometimes you see a car go really well here – let’s hope that’s our car this season!

“You need good grunt from the engine and a well set-up and forgiving car. We can definitely deliver on both those counts so it’s going to be interesting to see how we fare against our rivals.

“You also need an element of luck sometimes as the weather in the Ardennes can present a challenge.

“I think the circuit could well play to some of the strengths we have in the car and I’m certainly ready for more points. Me and the team will be doing everything we can to go well and get the strongest result possible, after all that’s what we’re here to do!”

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