Team Lotus Have ‘Very Good’ Second Day in Barcelona


Jarno Trulli completed 98 laps on Team Lotus’ second day of the final pre-season test session in Barcelona, leaving the whole team happy with the amount of work completed.

“We’re pretty happy with how the day went – completing 98 laps gave us a chance to work through a number of setup options and we collected a lot of useful data on the tyre degradation,” said the Italian.

“[The tyres are] behaving pretty much how we expected them to and the changes we made to the car gave us the results we wanted so we’ll look through all the information we’ve gathered and see if we can take another step forward tomorrow.”

Mike Gascoyne, the Team Lotus chief technical officer, explained that the team had got through their scheduled testing programme as they prepare for the first race of the coming season.

“Today was a very good day for us, much more productive than a couple of the days we have had in testing so far,” he commented.

“It is good to complete 98 laps with no real problems on the car. We concentrated on long runs, looking at tyre degradation and setup options, and the pitcrew worked through a number of pitstop practices in advance of the first race so we ran through the entire plan and everyone is happy with the work that has been done today.”