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Piola-Video Lotus E21: The technical tricks of the Kimi-Mobil

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M Kimi Raikkonen wants to be his 2013 with the new Lotus E21 take second world title. After the first two races, the Finn is after all the first pursuer of champion Sebastian Vettel. If the rain hadn't intervened at the start in Malaysia, it would have been even closer to the top of the drivers' standings. The Lotus is one of the fastest cars in the field on a dry track.

The big trump card of the black and gold car is tire wear. In both Melbourne and Malaysia, the Lotus drivers had to pass the pits less than most of their competitors. The car is well balanced. The fact that it generates a little less downforce than the Red Bull racer seems to help rather than harm the current Pirelli generation.

First Lotus update only for Raikkonen

From the presentation to the second race in Malaysia, the engineers have further developed the Lotus E21 in many details. The changes to the front wing and in the area of ​​the exhaust are particularly interesting. Incidentally, only Raikkonen was allowed to drive the big update package in Sepang. In China, Romain Grosjean will also get the new exhaust with the modified fairing.

'One of the advantages of the new package is improved downforce on the rear axle when cornering, where the difference between exhaust power and Car speed is particularly high - especially in slower corners. That should help us to keep the tires alive better on a circuit like Shanghai, 'said James Allison, Head of Technology, confidently for the Chinese GP.

In our exclusive technology animation, we clearly show you the most important details on the E21. As always, there are explanations of the individual parts in the picture gallery.


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