Grosjean happy with second-row slot after having missed final practice in Spain

Romain Grosjean is pleased to have qualified on the second row for the Spanish Grand Prix despite having missed free practice three because of a problem with his Lotus

Grosjean happy with second-row slot after having missed final practice in Spain

Grosjean will start tomorrow's race fourth, one place head of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.

GrWhile the Franco-Swiss driver admitted his Q3 lap wasn't perfect, he said that fourth was a good result considering the practice running he missed out on.

"It was a good performance from the team, especially as I didn't run in FP3 because of a fuel pressure problem," he said.

"For the set-up we went from what we'd found out yesterday, and it worked pretty well. Everyone did a good job to get the car ready for qualifying after the problems of the morning.

"We can be happy with what we have achieved - of course you always want more but this is the result for today. I think that I could have been a little bit quicker, not too much more.

"Tomorrow is going to be long; our race pace did not look too bad but, of course, we'll have to manage tyre degradation."

Raikkonen agreed that Lotus' race pace looks promising ahead of the race.

"We'll see how it goes tomorrow in the race; the car has usually been better on Sunday than it has been on Saturday, so if that's the case tomorrow we'll be pretty happy," said the Finn.

"A lot of small details will decide the race, and the tyres are one aspect. Our long runs were promising [on Friday], so we're not looking too bad.

"Hopefully we get a reasonable start and we can be up at the right end and go for it. I think we've got a good car and that's the main thing."

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