F1 » Lotus set for unchanged line-up


Eric Boullier suggests an unchanged line-up for Lotus in F1 2013

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sokudo - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 4:09 PM

Hardly surprising. Eyes are all on Massa now. If he loses his seat, I would imagine Ferrari will be picking between Hulkenberg, Di Resta and Kovalainen. I would also be willing to bet Senna gets ousted in favour of Bottas.

DPironi - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 11:15 PM

Mclaren didn't want him and who can blame them? Qualifying performances in 2012 continued from the rather poor showing while up against Massa at Ferrari. And in 2013 he won't have the advantage of experience anymore over Grosjean...the Frenchguy is already quicker in qualiy, the next step is to lead Kimi home in races which he will certainly do next year although my guess is they'll be coming home 7th and 8th at best.

JJJ - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 1:09 AM

@DPironi

They would be coming home 7th and 8th because...?

Secretly this team has been working very hard on funding the whole operation and somewhat succesfully so with Microsoft etc getting involved. Even if they don't pay top dollar yet that's an impressive name to want to be affiliated with your team.

We know the team itself is good as they've won championships in the past and won races only a few years ago. Brackley OTOH have built one championship winning car and one fluke race winner (2006 Budapest) in over a decade of being one of the better funded teams on he grid, so there's no reason they would be behind Merc.

I'd say they'll at least be the 3rd team next year behind Ferrari and McLaren and maybe better if they hit a home-run or one of those two messes up.

buzz - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 2:36 AM

@DPepperoni

"the next step is to lead Kimi home in races which he will certainly do next year"

Next year, the car will be designed to Kimi's liking and he will be better at qualifying. I think the gap between Kimi and Grosjean will be bigger next year, and in Kimi's favor!

Bugoy - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 9:00 AM

@D'Pironi
i haven't seen any driver getting points during qualifying. from what i know you get points after finishing the race. and only if they finish in the top 10. you can't score points if you retire before the 1st corner.

as for mclaren getting perez instead of kimi. well we don't have a say on that. it is their choice.

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