Kimi Raikkonen says he is hopeful that Lotus can compete for the win at next weekend's Italian Grand Prix.
Raikkonen has never won at Monza, while a Renault powered car has won at the circuit just once since 1996.
Nonetheless the Finn is optimistic that he can get among the front runners.
'Monza always gives a great challenge,' said Raikkonen.
'It’s so different compared with the more modern circuits as the layout means the car needs to be set up differently. To go fast at Monza you need a car that is good aerodynamically, stable over the kerbs and has a strong engine as we are using full throttle for most of the lap. I think we should be pretty good in those areas, but we won’t know...
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