F1 »

Boullier confident of consistent podiums

Eric Boullier says Kimi Raikkonen can be a consistent podium finisher through the rest of the F1 season - and could still beat Sebastian Vettel to the title
Lotus boss Eric Boullier says he is confident that Kimi Raikkonen can still fight for the F1 title through the remainder of the season after the Finn finished ahead of Sebastian Vettel in Hungary.

Raikkonen took second behind Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes, with Vettel taking third to retain his place as championship leader.

Second for Raikkonen was good enough to see him move back into second place in the standings although he still finds himself 38 points down on the defending champion going into the summer break.

Despite that however - and despite Raikkonen himself saying that 'second and thirds are not enough' - Boullier said he felt that the 2007 title winner could still be a contender for top honours.

"It is the most important thing to have the pace, and there will be some tracks where we struggle a little bit more, but I'm sure more or less we will be consistent and fighting for podiums every weekend,” Boullier was quoted by ESPNF1. “That's good for the constructors' chase and obviously if we can give Kimi the same push and start to beat Red Bull every weekend - okay, maybe I'm dreaming - but here [in Hungary] we did it.

"In Spa we should be good. Monza is always particular because it requires a low-downforce package. Maybe in some way we could have a good race there because the less downforce you get the more harsh with tyres you are, so we should get the benefit of our car design."



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
28.07.2013- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E21
28.07.2013- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E21
28.07.2013-Podium, 2nd Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E21
Lewis Hamilton crowned F1 world champion at FIA Prize-Giving Gala in Qatar [Pic credit: FIA / Jean Marie Hervio / DPPI]
Lewis Hamilton crowned F1 world champion at FIA Prize-Giving Gala in Qatar [Pic credit: FIA / Jean Marie Hervio / DPPI]
Sebastian Vettel says goodbye to Red Bull. Pic credit: Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel says goodbye to Red Bull. Pic credit: Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel says goodbye to Red Bull. Pic credit: Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel says goodbye to Red Bull. Pic credit: Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel says goodbye to Red Bull. Pic credit: Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel says goodbye to Red Bull. Pic credit: Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel says goodbye to Red Bull. Pic credit: Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel says goodbye to Red Bull
Sebastian Vettel in the F2012 during a day testing at Fiorano
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 Reserve Driver.
26.11.2014.
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 Reserve Driver.
26.11.2014.
Alex Lynn (GBR) Lotus F1 E22 Test Driver.
26.11.2014.
Alex Lynn (GBR) Lotus F1 E22 Test Driver.
26.11.2014.

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.