Kimi Raikkonen is convinced Lotus will be able to notch up a win this season and he is now looking forward to the Canadian Grand Prix.
Raikkonen had to be content with a ninth place finish in Monaco last weekend, but despite that disappointment, the Finn remains upbeat and he will be eager to get back on the podium at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and match what he achieved in Spain and Bahrain.
“We've been quick everywhere and we've been on the podium. It's difficult to get everything exactly right at the right time, which is what you have to do to win a Grand Prix. I've won races with other teams and I have a good feeling that Lotus are capable of strong results. Our day will come,” he said ahead of the seventh round in the F1 2012 World Championship.
“I have always liked the Canadian Grand Prix,” he added. “I won there in 2005 so Montreal has good memories. The city is one of the best places to visit on the calendar. I really enjoy the stop-start nature of the circuit layout and the challenge of the track.
“It's an interesting place. Qualifying is important, but not essential to get a good result as there are a few places to overtake.
“To do well in Canada the car needs to be good under braking because it's very tough on brakes at this circuit. You also make use of the kerbs and our car has been pretty good in this area.
“It's also a circuit with different track surfaces and sometimes the surface itself can change over the course of the race weekend. This is interesting as it means different grip levels, so another challenge there.”
So will the track suit the E20?
“We've been competitive in most places and we expect the same there, but like always it's easier to say after the first day of running…” concluded the 2007 F1 World champion.