Team Lotus targets 3rd-place finish in 2013 F1 season

Eric Boullier says that the team will target at least finishing top-3 and expects the best out of his drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean.

updated: January 29, 2013 12:22 IST
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Enstone, England: Lotus team principal Eric Boullier is looking to go one better than last year and get a top-three finish this season in the Formula One constructors' championship.

Lotus finished fourth behind McLaren with 303 points in an inconsistent campaign punctuated by one Grand Prix win and several podiums for Kimi Raikkonen, and three podiums and some reckless driving from Frenchman Romain Grosjean in his debut season.

"Third place is at least an achievement we would like to have next year," Boullier said during the launch of the new E21 car from its factory in Enstone, England. "We are really, really keen to do better than 2012. We will give everything we can to be in the top three. ... We need both drivers to bring as much as possible."

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