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P2 would be 'amazing' - Boullier

ESPN Staff
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"We'll push as hard as we can and you never know what might happen" © Sutton Images

Lotus team principal Eric Boullier believes it "would be an amazing result" if his team finishes second in the constructors' championship.

Following a double podium finish in Korea and a third and fifth place in Japan, Lotus has outscored Ferrari by 35 points and Mercedes by 38 over the last two grands prix. That has seen the team close to within 33 points of second place in the constructors' standings and Boullier hopes it can continue the momentum over the final four races of the season.

"If we continue as we have done for the last few races, then mathematically second in the standings becomes a very attainable target," Boullier said. "Of course, we all know that anything can happen in this sport, but second place would be an amazing result so we'll push as hard as we can and you never know what might happen."

With Sebastian Vettel winning the last five races in a row for Red Bull, Boullier says it would be "tremendous" if Lotus can win another race.

Asked what the team is targeting in the remaining grands prix, Boullier replied: "Podiums, podiums and podiums; we need points to help us with our championship fight and you score the most points when you're spraying the champagne!

"Of course, we want to be winning races and we'll give our all whenever there is a sniff of victory, just like in Japan. There's one fundamental problem with trying to win at the moment, and that's the pace of the Red Bulls. We'll keep pushing and if we can beat them again this year it would be a tremendous performance."