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Lotus capable of winning again in 2012 - Boullier

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Eric Boullier thinks his team can win again in 2012 © Sutton Images
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Team principal Eric Boullier believes Lotus is capable of winning again this year after Kimi Raikkonen took the team's first victory of the season in Abu Dhabi.

There are only two races left this year, one in the USA and one in Brazil, but Boullier sees no reason why the Abu Dhabi victory has to be a one off.

"There's a fantastic feeling of excitement and we have two races yet to go," he said. "We did it once and we can do it again this season. It took us time to get this win but we all knew that we could do it. It did arrive at a time when more and more people start working on next year's car, which is good timing."

Boullier said the team had never doubted Raikkonen's potential since his return to F1 at the start of this year.

"This was maybe a surprise for anyone on the outside of the team that doubted him, but for everyone on the inside it was not. Kimi has certainly made his mark and shown that he's back in Formula 1 and back at his best form. Having him back getting podiums and a win is great for him, great for the team and great for the fans. Moreover, "Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing" has already become a Formula 1 classic!"