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Lotus target now second place

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Eric Boullier believes Lotus can beat Mercedes and Ferrari in the constructors' championship © Sutton Images
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Lotus team principal Eric Boullier says the target for the team is now to finish second in the constructors' championship.

At the start of the season Lotus was targeting third place having finished fourth behind Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren in 2012. However, with the team currently sitting in fourth place but only 25 points off second-placed Mercedes, Boullier says the target is to finish as the runner-up in the constructors' this year.

"The championship is so close between ourselves, Ferrari and Mercedes at the moment that we really need to be aiming a little higher to make sure our goals are reached," Boullier said. "I think therefore that to target P2 is a better ambition, and we will be pushing harder than ever to sustain that challenge.

"We have an ambitious group of people at Enstone and a top three placing at the end of the year is much possible, which would be a fantastic achievement for everybody involved. We head into the next nine races on a real high."

Lotus has scored the most points out of any team over the last two races, while Kimi Raikkonen currently sits in second place in the drivers' championship.

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