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20 February 2015

For the First Time - 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Two

Jolyon Palmer had his first taste of the Lotus F1 Team E23 Hybrid in his role as Third and Reserve Driver today.

2015 Barcelona F1 test Day two
Over the course of 77 laps at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Jolyon ran through a programme of tyre and aero assessments, setting a best lap of 1min 26.280secs.
 
Fast Facts:
Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain, 4.7km
Chassis: E23-02
Weather: Cold and sunny. Ambient 4°C - 17°C Track 7°C - 27°C
Programme: Tyre and aero assessments
Laps Completed: 77
Classification: P8, 1:26.280
Interruptions: Aero evaluation equipment fitting and removal. Fluid replenishment.
 
What's Next?
Pastor Maldonado will return to the E23 Hybrid for the third day of the test tomorrow.
 
Jolyon Palmer:
“Today went well. We racked up a lot of laps and I got a good feel for the car. It was very slippery first thing with the cold track, it was certainly very difficult with the hard tyres combined with the low temperatures! Through the day there was a good mix of conditions and set-ups to work with. There was a lot to take on board with the different settings for the car and the different programmes we were running, so it’s been a pretty steep learning curve. It’s been a very positive start for me and I hope my work has benefited the team. I loved being in the car and I can’t wait to get back out on track!”
 
Alan Permane, Trackside Operations Director:
“Today was about data accumulation and Jolyon did a great job in his first time in the car, especially with particularly cold conditions to start the session here this morning. We’ve completed a number of aero runs with a variety of different data collection tools on the car as well as conducted a number of different tyre assessments to build a picture of what to expect from Pirelli’s latest tyres working on the E23. The car has run well again and overall we’re making good progress this week.”

19 February 2015

Could It Be Magic - 2015 Barcelona Test, Day One

Lotus F1 Team topped the times on the first day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Pastor Maldonado setting a fastest time of 1min 25.011secs during the course of completing 69 laps at the track.

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2 February 2015

First Date - 2015 Jerez Test, Day Two

Lotus F1 Team’s 2015 challenger, the E23 Hybrid, took to the track for the first time today, completing its first shakedown lap followed by installation and functionality checks.

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26 January 2015

Pleased To Meet You - 2015 E23 Hybrid First Look

Lotus F1 Team is proud to present its 2015 challenger; the E23 Hybrid.

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10 November 2014

Started from the Bottom - 2014 Brazilian GP

Pastor Maldonado finished twelfth whilst Romain Grosjean was classified seventeenth in a pit stop-plentiful Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

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3 November 2014

The Lone Ranger goes double

Pastor grabs his first point of 2014 on track, gets doubled afterwards

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30 October 2014

Awesome Austin - United States GP 2014

Romain and Pastor talk us through Thursday in Austin

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