Raikkonen's secret weapon explained

Raikkonen's secret weapon explained

Lotus will introduce a long-wheelbase version of the E21 at Monza. EDD STRAW investigates what it could mean for Kimi Raikkonen's season

Realistically, the Belgian Grand Prix marked the end of Kimi Raikkonen's 2013 world championship hopes.

The gap of 63 points to Sebastian Vettel is not impossible to close, but given the relative pace of the Lotus E21 the Finn simply does not have the tools at his disposal to repeat his feat of 2007, when he closed a gap equivalent to 60 points in 'new money' to Lewis Hamilton to win the title. But there is hope...

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