Eric Boullier has bucked the trend of calling this year's grands prix a lottery, saying it is instead "entertaining" and "challenging."
As Formula One's most unpredictable season ever heads to Valencia for the European Grand Prix, the question everyone is asking is will the race yield the eighth different winner of the season.
And one team vying to produce that eighth winner is Lotus as neither Kimi Raikkonen nor Romain Grosjean has yet tasted the victory champagne despite both having runner-up results to their credit.
As for what his team needs to do to achieve that, Boullier believes perfection will be required.
"If you want to perform, you need to get your weekend absolutely right. The slightest setback can have a very negative effect on your performance over the rest of the weekend," the Frenchman said.
"We saw it with Kimi in Monaco, when he skipped the first session because of a steering issue, and also in Montréal, with a hydraulic failure in qualifying.
"Some people say that Formula 1 has become a lottery, but I don't agree. I've found this season quite entertaining and also very challenging from an engineering point of view."
As for whether their first race win of the season can be achieved at Valencia next weekend, the team boss reckons the hot temperatures will play into Lotus' hands.
"The E20 is very good with its tyres in races where the temperature is high, and it seems to be competitive on every single track layout.
"This said, we need to improve our qualifying pace and also the way the car performs when the temperature drops. We've got some ideas already. Some of them will be implemented in Valencia and we'll see how it goes."