Raikkonen expecting Lotus fightback at Silverstone

By on Sunday, June 23, 2013

Lotus F1 Team

Kimi Raikkonen is expecting his Lotus team to fight back following a couple of disappointing races in Monaco and Canada.

Lotus collected only three points from two races - courtesy of Raikkonen - and slipped back in both championships.

"The last couple of races have been more a question of surviving not attacking and that’s not what anyone wants. That said, Monaco and Montréal are both street circuits; they’re quite different from a lot of tracks we visit and there are quite a lot of variables," he said.

"You never know how you’re going to go at those two tracks but we do now and at least we got a few points."

"Silverstone is a more normal circuit and we’ve been okay at every other permanent circuit so far this year. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be back to the positions we should be with this package. We just have to be patient, do our very best over the entire weekend and step by step we can start catching the leaders."

Team principal Eric Boullier insists Lotus is still in the hunt for the title.

"We’re certainly not going to let two weekends of poor results stop us in our efforts. We have a very reasonable package to fit to the E21 for Silverstone - with a number of elements which should help with our performance - and we have plenty of other upgrades to come later in the season too."

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