Lotus unhappy with Raikkonen's move

Sunday 27th October 2013

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Lotus unhappy with Raikkonen's move

Lotus unhappy with Raikkonen's move

Lotus will be having a chat with Kimi Raikkonen in the wake of Sunday's Indian GP after the Finn forced his team-mate off the road.

Racing for third place in the final stages of the grand prix, Raikkonen's tyres were shot and he was struggling while team-mate Romain Grosjean was right on his tail.

The Frenchman made his move only for Raikkonen to vigorously defend, even forcing his team-mate off the track.

As to be expected, Lotus weren't very happy even though Grosjean went on to finish on the podium.

"It was a little disappointing, to be honest. He knew his tyres were finished and there was no need to have a battle," the team's Trackside Operations Director Alan Permane told Sky Sports F1.

"Romain was racing hard and I'm sure we'll have a chat in the office about it."

Meanwhile, team boss Eric Boullier billed the incident as a "misunderstanding" between the team and the driver.

"It was a bit of a misunderstanding because Kimi didn't expect Romain to be so fast and we then had to cool them down on the radio. When you have ten laps to go, you never know how much your laps might go."

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