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Lotus target to beat Ferrari for third in constructors’ championship



Lotus F1 hints that they are targets to beat Ferrari for third place in 2012 constructors’ championship; they are expecting challenge with Italian squad in the remaining six races on the 2012 F1 world championship.

Last few races Lotus struggled with qualifying pace, the British squad’s early consistent podium finish helped best spot in the constructors standing. Currently Lotus standing on fourth in the constructors championship, just 14 points behind the Ferrari and 95 points ahead of Mercedes GP.

Lotus technical director James Allison is confident, they can overtake Ferrari in the Championship and boost Raikkonen back on right path.

“Fourteen races in and we’ve had a handful of results that have allowed Ferrari to open up a small gap on us in the Championship,” Allison said.

“We fight each weekend with strong and dedicated opposition who will leave us for dead if we take our eye off the ball for one moment, but the great thing about this sport is that the opportunity to do the same is always there for your team as well.”

He added “Every weekend you have a chance at redemption and we’re fortunate to have a number of items that we believe will improve our car over the remaining races.”

“The gap to Ferrari is small in terms of the points available, so our goal over the next six races is to overtake them in the Championship and to put Kimi [Raikkonen] back on a path that will allow him to close the gap to the front.”
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