The Test – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Two
Wednesday 13th May
Lotus F1 Team completed the second and final day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Third and Development Driver Jolyon Palmer setting the day’s fastest lap. Jolyon completed the 4.7km of the Spanish Grand Prix venue in a lap time of 1min 26.080secs during the course of his 85 laps today.
Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain, 4.7km
Weather: Hot and sunny. Ambient 29°C – 32°C Track 27°C – 44°C
Programme: Various aero evaluations and set-up configurations
Laps Completed: 85
Classification: P1, 1:26.080
Interruptions: General maintenance, set-up changes and aero rake fitting and removal.
Lotus F1 Team can next be seen in action at the Monaco Grand Prix on May 21-24.
“It was great to be in the car for a full day of productive testing especially here in Barcelona where I tested in the pre-season and then drove in FP1. I think we’ve made real progress as a team with the set-up of the car and I know I’m improving every time I get in the car. We ran through a lot of different programmes and assessments and it was a great day at the office for me.”
Alan Permane, Trackside Operations Director:
“Today was a solid day of testing and evaluation and Jolyon delivered everything we wanted and expected of him. The morning was more focused on aero assessments whilst in the afternoon we looked more at set-up permutations. Our focus was general improvement to the car and data collection as well as looking at potential gains for Monaco next week. We’ve plenty to work on back at Enstone before we return to race action next week.”