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Lotus want to race in the top five by 2013 // The team set their sights high, whilst Red Bull still wonder about Vettel

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It’s the 30th March 2010 and this is F1Minute.

Lotus Racing appear to have been the most successful of the new teams on the grid this year, and boss Tony Fernandes has his hopes set quite high. We’ve already heard from Virgin boss Richard Branson that he thinks he could be challenging Red Bull in the next few years, and Fernandes has much the same to say: “After Bahrain I’ve got the idea that within three seasons we can be up there, up in the top five teams. Top ten I would hope this time next year.” He adds that it’s not necessarily money that gets you to the top, as Toyota had an enormous budget and it didn’t work out for them. He thinks it’s all about the people.

Elsewhere, Brembo Brakes have had to issue a statement to clarify that the problem that saw Vettel retire from the lead of the Australian GP was nothing to do with them. Various factions in F1 have attributed blame to the manufacturer, but they say the team has confirmed it was not the brakes, although they’re not sure what it was.

That’s all for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.