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Data Driven Issue 01 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX REPORT Lotus F1 Team endured a difficult Belgian Grand Prix, with brake failure leading to the retirement of Kimi Räikkönen whilst Romain Grosjean employed a one-stop strategy to finish eighth. Kimi’s DNF was the first of his Lotus F1 Team career and his first retirement in 39 races. It was his first non-points finish in 28 races and only his second non-points finish since driving for the team. As a result, Kimi drops to fourth in the Drivers’ Championship on 134 points, having been overtaken by second-placed Fernando Alonso [151] and third-placed Lewis Hamilton [139]. The team remains in fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship on 187 points. “WE’VE FINISHED A LOT OF RACES AND HAD SOME GOOD RELIABILITY; ONE DAY YOUR LUCK HAS TO RUN OUT” “I had a brake failure so there was really no point in trying to continue We both got good starts off the line but there wasn’t enough spac into the first corner where I went over the kerb and lost some time, but after that I was pushing as har as I could. There were some brake issues at the beginning of the rac but we were managing them and it was going okay until we had to retire. We’ve finished a lot of races and had some good reliability; one day your luck has to run out and today was that day.” Kimi Räikkönen 04