Lotus News Article

Formula One - Korean GP Race Report

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 10:45
Lotus F1 Team will return to Enstone with a very useful haul of points after Kimi and Romain crossed the line to take P5 / P7 respectively in a hotly contested Korean Grand Prix
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Kimi Räikkönen, E20-05

Korean GP, F1, 2012, 38Grid: P5
Race: P5
Fastest Lap: 1:42.822 [Lap 51]
Pit Stops: 2 [Lap 13 / Lap 35]

Key Moments:

Lap 01: Defends position into T1, gains a spot on HAM into T2 then loses two positions to HAM and MAS through T4 / T5
Lap 10: Sets the fastest first sector of the race as pace increases
Lap 14: Pits for soft tyres; brand new set
Lap 18: Re-passes PER into T3; the Sauber yet to make a stop
Lap 23: Makes a move on HAM around the outside into T3; run wide by the Brit on exit
Lap 24: Takes HAM at the same turn but this time down the inside; immediately loses place again heading into T4
Lap 26: Attempts the same pass again; can’t match the McLaren for straight line speed
Lap 27: HAM pits; immediately faster in clean air, setting the fastest middle sector of the race on the following lap
Lap 35: Final stop; another set of softs
Lap 55: Chequered flag; retains starting position; P5