Lotus News Article

LMP2 - SAO PAULO RACE REPORT

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 18:00
Lotus showed a strong performance at the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo and finished the race with both cars.

LMP2 Sao Paulo-4Vitantonio Liuzzi (#32) was starting the race and was fighting for positions with other cars. The Italian driver climbed up to third position, when he handed over the Lotus LMP2 to his team mate for a while. After six hours, Liuzzi crossed the finish line in sixth position. Car #31 kept out of trouble during the race and finished in eigth position in LMP2 category.

The result was a disappointment to the team -  Car #32 lost valuable time in the garage after an contraversial decision by the marshals regarding the headlights.

Nevertheless, Lotus is building on this great performance and is looking forward to the next round in Bahrain.



LMP2 Sao Paulo-1Thomas Holzer, Race driver #31:
“I am happy with today’s outcome of the race. Our car was running without any problems during the whole weekend and we were improving continuously. I want to thank to the whole team for the great job they did and I hope that we can tie on this performance in the next races.”

Vitantonio Liuzzi, Race driver #32:
“I am happy with our race performance today. We could have had a podium finish, but a decision made by the marshals ended our dreams. However, we proved that we can fight for the podium and this is what is important for us. We are going to Bahrain with a positive feeling and I am sure that we can have another strong performance.”