Can Lotus sustain a season-long challenge?
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Can Lotus sustain a season-long challenge?

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Can Kimi Raikkonen and the Lotus E21 build on their Melbourne win and put up a season-long title fight? We'll find out in Malaysia this weekend says Edd Straw, while assessing who might make it difficult for them

RAIKKONEN AND LOTUS: TRUE TITLE HOPEFULS?

Was the Australian Grand Prix a one-off, or are Kimi Raikkonen and the Lotus E21 credible world championship contenders? That's the question that this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix will go some way towards answering.

In the final reckoning, Raikkonen's victory was relatively straightforward, although perhaps not quite as simple as the man himself suggested after the race. But that doesn't mean that it will be the same again in Malaysia.

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Series Formula 1
Teams Team Lotus , Lotus F1 Team
Author Edd Straw