Lotus: Kimi can be champion


Lotus Technical Director says anything is still possible

Lotus Technical Director James Allison says Kimi Raikkonen can still challenge for the 2012 Drivers' Championship during the final nine races of the season. 

The Finn, who won the title in 2007 with Ferrari, is currently 48 points behind leader Fernando Alonso, but, only eight points behind second placed Mark Webber.

With another 225 points left to play for in the remainder of the campaign, Allison sees no reason why Raikkonen cannot win a second title.
"Why not?" he told Sky Sports News, when asked about challenging for the Drivers' Championship.

"There are an awful lot of points for coming first and an awful lot of races left. The lead is miniscule compared to the points available."

Lotus are still bringing new parts to the car as the factories close for two weeks, including a double DRS which has been test in Germany and Hungary, despite the technology being banned at the end of the season.

Allison says that the decision to develop late into the season is one the team made before the campaign started.

"One of the things that our team has got wrong in the last couple of seasons is that we have been too keen to switch over to the new car a little bit too soon," he added.

"So we started this year consciously with the aim of developing this one a bit longer."

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