F1

Lotus not 2012 favourite - Allison

593 views

Mar.7 (GMM) Lotus' technical boss has played down expectations the former Renault team could be ready to return to the winner's circle in 2012.

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus F1 Team
Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus F1 Team

Photo by: xpb.cc

Although the middle test was a write-off due to a technical flaw discovered on the new car, the E20 was arguably the surprise of the winter, setting the ultimate pace at Jerez and Barcelona.

But as for whether Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean will be on top in Melbourne and beyond, technical director James Allison insists: "We do not see ourselves as a favourite.

"They are Red Bull and McLaren. Behind them is a group of teams that is very close together, and we are in it," he told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Tags allison, grosjean, lotus, mclaren, raikkonen, red bull

User photos

devilwoman
F1

devilwoman

1 photos
stirlingf18
F1

stirlingf18

1 photos
erikjunius
F1

erikjunius

37 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

21 photos
SurdinP
F1

SurdinP

1 photos
max
F1

max

29 photos
ADLITIKA
F1

ADLITIKA

213 photos
Upload photo