Yeah artista, but consider the post and the general context under which Shiroo replied. 2ms said something like Raikkonen working magic with the car and that the car is not comparable to Ferrari. Right now, if I am right Ferrari is behind Lotus in both WDC and WCC points. They may have more consistent pace, but if their DRS fails and the team makes mistakes, Lotus is better than them by merit.
Ferrari has showed better pace then Lotus, they are behind because of failures, it has only been 4 races, they will start to get it right eventually. Lotus just isn't the best car. But the car is good and the team does a great job, I dont think anyone would deny that. If you just look at the favorites poll you can see how much respect Lotus has gained.
But Kimi also has something to do with this, right now more then ever properly in the last ten years or so the drivers are making a difference. Last year the top people in the WDC where the ones who are considered to be the best drivers. This season again we have 5 different cars on top of the table. It is not like previous seasons where you would see two Ferrari's or two Mclaren's ext. on top. Unlike the other top teams (or Kimi's direct competitors like Vettel and Alonso) Kimi also has to deal with generally slower pitstops, and a likelihood (like last year) that the team would lose performance along the way. All of the other top drivers already have teams, so if Kimi wasn't there would Lotus still really be doing as well as they are doing?
It is a combined combo, Lotus is doing well and their reliability has been excellent, but if Kimi wasn't there then it might not have been as good. And as Artista pointed out, if something like qualifying doesn't go that well, then the blame are often placed squarely on Kimi shoulders, so perhaps some of his good performances can also earn him a bit of praise from time to time. At the end of the day Lotus and Kimi seems to be a pretty good combo.