Boullier: Perfection required

Date published: June 17 2012

Eric Boullier has bucked the trend of calling this year’s grands prix a lottery, saying it is instead “entertaining” and “challenging”…

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 Montr