F1 » Lotus set to retain new exhaust

Lotus set to stick with Coanda-style exhaust for the remainder of Korean GP weekend

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October 12, 2012 12:30 PM

At face value, the biggest disappointment was in the performance of Kimi's exhaust upgraded Lotus.
However, James Allison, speaking about the upgrade said, "it's not straightforward to make them work from the start, but numbers we got are good so we are quite pleased".
It's been reported that the exhaust will give 0.2 to 0.3 second advantage per lap. This will give Kimi Raikkonen one, maybe two places during qualifying, and about 11 to 16.5 seconds over the 55 lap Korean Grand Prix. So Kimi, is likely to finish two or more places higher than he otherwise would without the upgrade.

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