Boullier: Lots more podiums to come
24 September 2013 – Lotus F1 team principal Eric Boullier is confident the Enstone-based outfit will enjoy a strong end to the season and he has said he is ‘sure’ they will be battling for podiums in all six remaining races.
Kimi Raikkonen finished third in Singapore last weekend, despite back problems. It was his seventh podium of the season.
Romain Grosjean was also running well in the sister car, but was forced out on lap 37 due to a lack of engine air pressure.
“Once more Kimi drove an exceptionally strong race – even without considering his back pain – whilst the team did an amazing job with the strategy for both drivers. Were it not for Romain’s engine problems we should have had both cars home in third and fourth,” Boullier said after the 13th round in the 2013 F1 World Championship.
“It’s unfortunate that Romain had the problem with the pneumatic system of his engine as he showed strong pace in the race after putting in superb performances on both Friday and Saturday.
“This level of downforce suits our car and that’s the level we’re running for the remaining tracks this season; we will fight for podiums for the rest of the year I’m sure,” Boullier concluded.