• Canadian Grand Prix

Gascoyne targets points finish for Lotus in Canada

ESPNF1 Staff
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Mike Gascoyne is pinning his hopes on new upgrades and driver experience © Sutton Images

Mike Gascoyne is hoping that 'bullet-proof reliability' in Canada can enable his Lotus team to break its points duck.

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is one of the most unforgiving on the calendar, renowned for testing a car's brakes to the limit. But the team's technical director is hoping that the experience of his two drivers and some additional upgrades will be able to see at least one car finish.

"It's one of those races where it's possible to pick up points, and we've got to put ourselves in a position to do that. We've two very experienced drivers in the car which will help us be there at the finish, and that's the primary goal," said Gascoyne.

"It's going to be hard on brakes, but we've had no problems in that area, and we're also bringing a few more new parts, including a low-downforce package specifically for Canada.

"So overall we want to build on the performances we've been putting in, aim for bullet-proof reliability, and have two cars see the flag."