Romain Grosjean says he is determined to bounce back when he competes in this weekend’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.
Grosjean, from the Enstone-based team, paid the price for a difficult start as he finished 12th at the British Grand Prix.
The Frenchman, who has just eight points to his name from this season, is expecting an equally tough challenge to Silverstone.
“I was lucky to avoid the incident (when Kimi Raik-konen hit a wall) at the first start and towards the end of the race our pace was quite good, but starting so far down cost us the chance of points,” said Grosjean.
“We can’t afford to give our rivals a head-start like that and a top-ten grid place will be the first target for Hocken-heim.”
Grosjean is anxious to avoid a repeat of his last race at the same venue.
He added: “That race was one to forget, a grid penalty and then car damage early in the 2012 Grand Prix.
“I’ve got nothing against the track though – one of my first single seater races was at Hockenheim in 2003 and I’ve raced there in various categories over the years.
“The shorter layout may not have the same character as the original, but it usually provides plenty of overtaking and the atmosphere in the stadium is amazing.”