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Raikkonen says Bahrain GP podium should be possible

 Kimi Raikkonen says that Lotus E20 able to finish top on the podium and they will find it in Bahrain. In Chinese Grand Prix Kimi starting well and keeps third position but the Lotus strategy not helping him, last few laps the Finn drop 10 more places and finished 14th place.

“A podium should be possible and I think it has been at all the races we’ve been at so far,” he said. “We don’t know exactly how good the car will be until we get there, but we don’t expect any problems.”

“We had a lot of parts but it was wet on Friday morning and very cold in the afternoon,” Raikkonen added.

“We went back to most of the old spec for Saturday as we knew how it worked. Qualifying was okay, but there was a bigger gap to pole which wasn’t what we wanted. We didn’t make the car faster which some others did with theirs. The E20 still feels good to drive, but we just need to get a little bit more speed. Hopefully we will find it in Bahrain.”

The 2007 world champion claims that hotter temperatures will suit Lotus.

“It’s likely to be quite hot and our car didn’t like the cold so much when we were in China so maybe the heat will suit us better,” he said. “The track has a mixture of corners and it’s quite fun to race on. There are some opportunities to overtake so let’s see what happens.”

Team principal Eric Boullier is also confident – “Despite some tricky conditions and a track that was not supposed to suit the E20 [in China], we managed to fight at the top once again,” he said. “We were well beaten by Mercedes in China and McLaren have a little bit on us still, but we have a car that can compete for podiums. We just have to make sure that we don’t miss any opportunities.”


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