F1 » Boullier: This isn’t Kimi’s team

Lotus boss Eric Boullier insists that there will be no preferential treatment within the team, despite winter doubts over Romain Grosjean.

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chimi - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 9:35 AM

the title of the article and the content do not match ... in fact it suggests that eric is pissed with kimi .. but it's other way round in the article ..

munish - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 9:45 AM

This is Romain 's team. Boullier didnt ask Romain to move out of the way in bahrain quick enough when kimi was on hot lap with different strategy chasing vettel.

Romain received new upgrades from valencia to hockenheim period while kimi had to wait until hungary.

Kimi had to use his precious free practices time to test new parts like passive DRS which proved to be useless while Romain had plenty of time to setup his own car.

sodesu - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 11:39 AM

This sounds like a pretty balanced assessment to me. And as disinterested as Kimi is in sponsor activities etc, he has never been criticised for not being a good test driver. He will do his work and give the engineers the feedback they need, the rest is then up to them. Nothing weird about that. With Bouiller and Lotus it just seems that they realise what he's like and are willing to "leave him alone" so he can enjoy his driving, rather than trying to force him to be something he's not. As long as he delivers and stays professional, I think this is a very smart approach. Leave the media to Romain, he seems quite happy about that.

Mysh - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 11:46 AM

A Mis-leading headline on crash.net! That's a headline in its self lol

On the other hand it does highlight the issue of team principles also being drivers managers. Would grosjean still have a drive if boullier wasn't his manager?


February 08, 2013 12:32 PM

The Lotus Twitter account never stops talking about Kimi. Kimi this, Kimi that. Look, here's a picture of Kimi's shoes. Guess who just walked into the garage? Kimi is in the building! #iceman #kimi


It's nice to see that the man who calls the shots has a far more balanced and unbiased perspective than their PR.

Sri - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 7:32 PM

I wonder when I'll hear such an interview from Stefano about Fernando ("not servicing his moods"). regarding the poster above about lotus twitter talking about Kimi always - what would you say this: Fernando ran x km in x hrs, he went to gym in the afternoon, he did this in morning, he is taking rest now blah blah ...he is not even driving in F1 now! I think that is much more annoying.


February 08, 2013 10:39 PM

"what are you smoking?? these two days was kimi 's turn to test the car, of course the tweets are all about him. Before that it was all about Romain."

Sounds like you haven't been following them for very long. I'm not just talking about testing.

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