Villeneuve: Hamilton or Alonso or Vettel in a Lotus might have won every race
10 June, 2012
Jun.10 (GMM) The black and gold Lotus E20 car is regarded by some in the Formula One paddock this year as perhaps the very best in the field, and straight talking Jacques Villeneuve believes they should have won every race thus far.
Commentating on British television Sky this weekend in Canada, 1997 world F1 champion Villeneuve called the car “amazing” and blamed its drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean for failing to perform.
“Put a Hamilton-Alonso-Vettel in there and they might have won every race,” said the French Canadian.
Grosjean and 2007 world champion Raikkonen qualified seventh and twelfth in Canada.
Asked why McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull and even Williams have been winning so far in 2012 while Lotus has not, Raikkonen said on Saturday: “My guess is that [they] still have to get stronger in qualifying.
“Of course, the aim always is to win, but sometimes it is better to fight for a good position and bag good points. If the win comes it comes,” he told F1′s official website.
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