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Lotus tried a higher geared steering set-up for Raikkonen

Lotus has still working with steering set-up especially in Kimi Raikkonen’s car and they are looking come-back to aggressive mode.

In Monaco Grand Prix the Finn missed the whole first practice session even as Lotus worked on his steering and in race he only ninth position.

Now this time Lotus technical director James Allison is expecting a clarification will be found at this weekend’s Canadian GP.

“Monaco demands a specific steering setup which entails different suspension components to enable sufficient steering lock to be employed,” James Allison said.

“In addition, we tried a higher geared steering set-up for Kimi. You can’t test this in advance so the first practice session was used to trial this new setup, but it was evident very quickly that it was not suitable.

“The change takes sufficient time that we had to start immediately in first practice, but he knows the track well. We could also see Romain’s pace despite a lack of F1 experience in Monaco.

“Kimi struggled with both the car and the tyres throughout the weekend and I think it would have been a troublesome event for him with or without having run in every session. Allison added.

“Our base steering set-up has got Kimi on to the podium, but we’re still working on refining it to get it exactly to his liking.”


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