F1 2013 – Raikkonen: Lotus throwing away victories

Formula One News » F1 2013 – Raikkonen: Lotus throwing away victories

Kimi Raikkonen has said Lotus are throwing away victories due to their poor qualifying pace, after finishing 2nd at the Hungarian grand prix but qualifying 6th.

“The car was working well but unfortunately on Saturdays we keep making the race more difficult.”

“Hopefully we can fix that a little bit and be a bit more at the front at the beginning of the race. It worked for us today but yesterday wasn’t as easy otherwise probably we could have won.”



3 Comments

  1. Boycottthebull
    Posted 29/07/2013 at 10:42 | Permalink

    Kimi is turning out to be a blame everyone else type of person. I distinctly remember seeing a Lotus much faster in qualifying that you. Its the teams or the cars fault how exactly?

  2. KevinW
    Posted 29/07/2013 at 13:07 | Permalink

    Delusions all around. First, the car is not fast, it’s just easy on tires. This means poor Q3 results. Every podium won by the team this season is based on making it to the end with one less stop. If the average delta is 20s, that makes the Lotus 20s slower, over 70 laps, that’s roughly .3s per lap off pace – just about where they land in Q3, .3s short of poll. In the race, add the 20s to the 11s gap to Hamilton, and Kimi would have been 6th, which is where he lands every time hes forced to run the same number of stops as everyone else. Lotus is hiding a slow car on pit strategy, the rest is all puffery and BS.

  3. Kaush
    Posted 30/07/2013 at 07:04 | Permalink

    How true, Kimi knows what he is talking and what he wants, what a driver.

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