It’s A Wrap – 2015 Spielberg Test, Day Two
Wendesday 24th June
Lotus F1 Team completed the second and final day of testing at the Red Bull Ring in Austria with Third and Development Driver Jolyon Palmer in action over the course of 110 trouble-free laps.
Track: Red Bull Ring, Austria, 4.3km
Weather: Cloudy and sunny. Ambient 13°C – 22°C Track 18°C – 32°C
Programme: Various aero evaluations and set-up configurations
Laps Completed: 110
Classification: P6, 1:10.373
Interruptions: General maintenance, set-up changes and aero rake fitting and removal.
Lotus F1 Team will next be seen in action at the British Grand Prix on July 3-5.
“It was a good day for me and we completed all of our programme. It’s always productive to get a good tally of laps on the board so anything over one hundred is a real bonus. It’s a bit sad as that’s my final day of testing in the car, but I’ve got a good schedule of FP1 sessions ahead of me, starting with my home Grand Prix at Silverstone next week.”
Alan Permane, Trackside Operations Director:
“In contrast to yesterday, today was straightforward in terms of weather and run programme. In the morning we looked at mechanical set-up work, focussing on more time consuming changes than we’d evaluate over a Grand Prix weekend, then in the afternoon we also looked at further aerodynamic assessments. The E23 ran reliably and Jolyon did a great job as expected. We’ve been able to collate useful data for improving the pace of the E23 which means job done. We now head back to Enstone to prepare for our home Grand Prix at Silverstone.”