We count on more favourable conditions
Roman Grozhan passed only one round, and Kimi Raikkonen did not leave the boxes in the first practice. The head of the Lotus Eric explained it by the lack of need to work in difficult weather conditions.
Question Riders had passed and the installation of the circle.
Eric We do not need to pass the installation circle in such conditions. Today the weather had upset all the fans, but the consumption of too much water.
Question I saw that you were going to try the new version of the DRS. Intend to use it in the race
Eric Of Course.
Question Why Where confidence, since the team worked on it for about a year.
Eric Yes, even a year after the creation of this system. Guess now it works effectively. We had some things we were going to try out in the first practice, but rain prevented. It is likely that the second session will be held on a dry track, and we are trying out new products in favourable conditions. If they prove to be effective, we will continue to work with them on the weekend.
Question You mentioned Vettel and Red Bull Racing. Many say that Kimi Raikkonen is a logical candidate for a place vacant after the departure of Mark Webber. How would you convince him to stay in the Lotus
Eric I think we did it for the last two years. It is necessary only to discuss our ambitions. In respect of the Lotus is a new team, not so long ago she has changed owners. At the moment we keep our plan and tried to realize the goals, so we simply discuss everything. I know that Red Bull Racing are struggling to sign a contract with Kimi, but I'm not sure that the transition is suitable and logical step.
Eric of Course, Red Bull Racing is an attractive option, this command has a lot of resources, but it seems to me, Kimi, you need a more comfortable environment and, of course, a machine capable of fighting for victory. If he stays, then we will continue to progress in the future will be able to claim the title. At Kimi no reason to move the Red Bull Racing.
text Tatiana Belskaya