Lotus: The wins that got away

Lotus: The wins that got away

Five teams have won races in the 2012 Formula 1 season so far, yet despite its speed Lotus is not among them. Adam Cooper heard the team's explanation - and why it is convinced victory is imminent

Thus far this year five teams have won races, and yet despite showing impressive pace on a consistent basis, Lotus is not yet among them. After Kimi Raikkonen came close to beating Sebastian Vettel in Bahrain, a victory appeared to be just around the corner, and up and down the pitlane, rivals have been fully expecting the Enstone team to make that final step.

Indeed on Sunday morning in Spain the consensus was that Lotus had the package to beat Pastor Maldonado's Williams and come out on top over a race distance, but in the end it didn't happen. Despite a late charge, Raikkonen had to settle for third, ahead of his team-mate Romain Grosjean.

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