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Red Bull will not relent - Boullier

ESPN Staff
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Lotus team principal Eric Boullier believes Red Bull will be the only team able to continue aggressively developing its car this year.

With the significant regulation changes set for 2014, the teams have had to divert more of their resources towards the new cars earlier than usual, with the likes of Caterham even admitting it has already completely stopped development on its 2013 car.

While Boullier admits he expects Red Bull to keep developing its car right until the end of the season, he believes Lotus is on a par with the rest of its rivals and will be able to continue to fight at the front.

"I think we will see most of the teams - with the exception maybe of Red Bull - slowing right down in their development of this years' cars in preparation for the challenge of 2014," Boullier said. "With this in mind I think we are in a very strong position for the second half of the season, as our car is currently competing at the very front of the pack.

"We also have a strong upgrade package for Spa which will most likely form our baseline for the remainder of the year, so our aim should be to continue fighting for podiums right to the end."