Kimi Raikkonen, not his teammate Romain Grosjean, will debut Lotus' new longer-wheelbase car this weekend at Monza.
"Kimi will drive the long wheelbase on Friday, and if necessary we can go back to the shorter version," race engineer Mark Slade told the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat.
"But we expect this (long) car to be better."
Raikkonen, however, does not expect the change will be enough to win on Sunday.
"Low downforce tracks are not good for us," said the Finn, "but let's see how the new parts work."
Germany's Auto Motor und Sport said the revised Lotus is ten centimetres longer than the usual car that will still be raced by Grosjean in Italy....
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