Expectations met for Lotus

By on Sunday, September 9, 2012

Photo credit: Lotus F1 Team

Lotus team principal Eric Bouiller has expressed satisfaction at the team's performance during the Italian Grand Prix.

The team recorded their fastest ever pit stop, 2.44s for Jerome d'Ambrosio, and claimed ten points.

"From this weekend I don’t think we could have expected better. The key to a good championship position at the end of the season is always scoring points, even when it is a difficult weekend. Kimi delivered exactly as we wanted from him today and moving to third in the standings is a just reward", said Bouiller.

Kimi Raikkonen admitted fifth was the maximum but lamented lost points to Fernando Alonso.

"It’s good to go into third position in the Drivers’ Championship but we lost some points to Fernando [Alonso] which is not ideal. It was a difficult weekend as we were too slow in a straight line, making it very difficult to hold off anyone and even with the DRS it was difficult to overtake the cars in front."

Jerome d'Ambrosio lost KERS early on and was subsequently set for a struggle. The Belgian remained optimistic.

"I didn’t make many mistakes, so maybe with a bit more luck we could have had a slightly better result. My main aim was to finish the race and I’ve achieved that so it’s not so bad overall."

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