Jenson Button predicts Lotus victory at Monaco

Jenson Button believes the two Lotus drivers’ of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean are the drivers’ to beat this weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. If Raikkonen or Grosjean does win this weekend, they will become the sixth different winner in six races which would be a new record in Formula 1.

After the first day of practice for this weekends Monaco Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button ended the two sessions fastest respectively. The opening session took part in glorious sunshine, whereas the second session was run in contrasting conditions with rain intervening.

Throughout both sessions, the Lotus of Romain Grosjean consistently finished within the top 2. His team-mate Kimi Raikkonen suffered a difficult opening session, as the Lotus mechanics altered the steering to the Finn’s liking. This meant Raikkonen failed to set a timed lap throughout the duration of first practice.

"The cars that look very fast to me are the Lotuses," Explained Jenson Button in an interview with BBC Sport. "If you look at the runs, when they’re out, they’re very competitive, so I would say the Lotus is probably the car to beat this weekend."

Romain Grosjean feels confident after yesterday’s practice sessions, and believes the team is looking good in both conditions after the majority of practice two was run in slightly damp and greasy conditions.

“I think the car is suiting the track pretty well and I love Monaco, it’s good to be here and it’s nice to see so many fans.” Explained Romain Grosjean after practice yesterday, “The car was looking good this morning and this afternoon – we are working in a good direction. Let’s see what the weather will be like tomorrow and what we can achieve. I think that we are looking good in both conditions.”

With the likes of Lewis Hamilton yet to win in 2012, both Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen will have their work cut-out to beat the 2008 World Champion. However, if either three of those drivers take victory on Sunday, history will be made in F1.

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