Kimi Raikkonen believes that Lotus can stand the rivalry
Mar.17 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen, 2013's early championship leader, has questioned whether Lotus can keep up its winning pace throughout the season.
Asked if Lotus - whose budget is also eclipsed by McLaren and Mercedes - can keep up the pace in F1's era of constant and rapid-fire car development, former McLaren and Ferrari driver Raikkonen was unsure.
"The money is a big part," said Raikkonen, referring to Enstone based Lotus, whose previous incarnations were the championship-winning works Renault and Benetton teams.
"Of course it's not going to be easy for us," he admitted.