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Austria could suit Lotus

Lotus aim for improvement in Austria, the team had a poor Canadian Grand Prix outing with both cars retiring.

Romain Grosjean suffered a broken rear wing whilst Pastor Maldonado suffered a power unit sensor problem which forced him to retire.

The drivers also suffered problems with braking and the team intend to improve their brake-by-wire systems, although there doesn't appear to be any quick fix around this problem.

They will bring some small aero updates for the car, whilst the track design itself has left Grosjean feeling optimistic.

“Our target is to be part of the battle of fighting for points positions so we need to ensure we don’t have any more problems with the car, We’re making definite progress with pace, how the car feels and generally with reliability too, so it was frustrating that there was an issue with the rear wing. It’s another lesson learnt and we will come back stronger for Austria and beyond.' Grosjean told Sky Sports.

“I don’t think the circuit should be as much of a challenge to us as Monaco or Montréal. Certainly there are fewer low speed corners which seem to have been more difficult for us this season and the downforce level could suit us better too.”

“I think it should be quite good for the E22,” said Maldonado. “It looks like the circuit doesn’t have too many low speed corners and the downforce and set-up is similar to Barcelona, which should help us.

“We will work hard to solve the problems we had in Canada so that we can reach our targets in Austria. I’m certainly optimistic Austria will suit us better than the last two rounds,”








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Date:Tuesday June 17 2014

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