"It's not a bad place to be. It's not one of the four big teams, it's not a team that's going to be world champion, but it's certainly a team that can do a good car. And be where Williams is this year. They were nowhere last year, and with a good engine and a good car they've been at the front this year."
So says Romain Grosjean following an announcement during the inaugural Russian Grand Prix that the Lotus Formula 1 team will switch from Renault to Mercedes engines for next season, a move it hopes will launch it back towards the front of the grid after a trying 2014 campaign.
There are striking parallels in the recent histories of these two proud former giants of F1: Williams has risen like a phoenix from the flames after a disastrous 2013, where it scored just five points and finished a distant ninth in the constructors' championship. But this year it is flying high - battling Ferrari for third in the title race and regularly hunting for podiums.