Following a podium at the Belgian Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean expects the high-speed Monza circuit promises another strong weekend for Lotus in Italy.
Lotus trackside operations director Alan Permane says his team would welcome a Renault buyout with "open arms" as it continues to struggle financially despite success on the track.
Lotus driver scored first podium since 2013 United States Grand Prix after stellar drive and Sebastian Vettel's late tyre failure.
Hit with five-place grid penalty for gearbox change, undoing his best qualifying performance since the 2013 United States Grand Prix.
Lotus driver crashed heavily in morning practice, something he blames on the kerb at Malmedy being 'very slippery'.
With Renault takeover talk continuing, Lotus boss Federico Gastaldi insists the team's only focus in Belgium will be on the result.
Romain Grosjean is keen for a Renault takeover of Lotus and believes the team is currently operating below its potential because of a lack of investment.
Pastor Maldonado received two drive-throughs and a ten-second penalty in Hungary, as well as two penalties on his super licence.
Lewis Hamilton, Pastor Maldonado, Romain Grosjean, Daniil Kvyat and Max Verstappen penalised for incidents at Hungarian Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean says lap which got him into Q2 was "absolutely beautiful" - though he also described Lotus' race pace as "s***".
Pastor Maldonado believes the results he has scored in the first half of the season have not matched the effort he has put in.
Romain Grosjean and Rob Smedley play down impact on restrictions on clutch point and radio chatter on formation laps, which is set to be imposed in Belgium.
Frenchman does not think Michelin's proposed 18-inch tyres will lead to more overtaking, saying he preferred quick-degrading Pirelli tyres of 2012 and 2013.
Lotus blames "over-exubarence" of Daniel Ricciardo for collision but Fernando Alonso accuses both its drivers of lacking common sense and being too aggressive.
Lotus confirms Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean will be at the team until the end of the 2016 season, but hope to keep reigning GP2 champion in third driver role.
German picks up where he left off during Austrian Grand Prix by ending the test over eight tenths clear of Ferrari's Esteban Gutierrez.
Finn clocked a 1:10.029 in the FW37, while Nico Rosberg finished the morning third for Mercedes and Fernando Alonso managed just 17 laps in the McLaren MP4-30.
Mercedes junior keeps the world champions top of the timing screens after day of testing hampered by rain at Red Bull Ring.
Deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi thinks double points finish in Canada is proof Lotus can start forcing its way up the pecking order.
Reigning GP2 champion will take the wheel for the first practice session in Austria, Britain, Hungary, Belgium and Italy, as well as the post-race Austria test.
Frenchman thinks third was up for grabs but thinks Lotus can challenge the lone Williams ahead after locking out the third row.
Frenchman thinks the two Mercedes customers will battle it out behind the leading pair after best Friday session of season so far.
Frenchman says its natural for rookies to make mistakes but is upset Verstappen seems unwilling to accept responsibility for Monaco crash.
Grosjean is in his fourth year at Lotus and in that time has experienced the highs of podium finishes in 2013 and the lows of struggling for points in 2014. This season Lotus is more competitive.
Lotus trackside operations director Alan Permane says data shows Romain Grosjean actually braked later than he had lap before Max Verstappen drove into the back of him in Monaco.
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