I don’t see the whole ‘development issues’ that many people seem to think plague Lotus. This is the same team that many people commended in 2010 for having one of the best development program during the year.
Lotus look to have built a good car this year. It may not be the best, but it is clearly a good race car, and Raikkonen is a very good driver. The fact that they’ve done this on an inferior budget is quite impressive, and with more races like the one today, they’ll pick up more sponsors, more money and could well be in it as much as anyone this year.