Romain Grosjean says the his car’s lack of downforce is being exposed by the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
The Lotus driver failed to reach Q3 for only the fourth time this year after repeatedly struggling in the final sector of the lap at the Mexico City circuit.
“We’re at a very high altitude, at a track with very low grip, requiring good downforce – which we know are not our strongest points – so we weren’t massively confident of our performance heading into qualifying,” Grosjean admitted.
“We did better than expected, even though we struggled to get the tyres to work.”
However Grosjean expects the race to provide chances for him to make progress.
“We still have a good opportunity tomorrow,” it’s a long race where everyone’s brakes and engines are likely to struggle. The start will be very important; we’ll try to use all our experience and make a decent result happen.”
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