Archive for February 23, 2012

Lotus set to get extra day of testing


Lotus is set to add an extra day of private running to the final pre-season test after abandoning this week’s Barcelona test with a chassis problem.

The Enstone team has applied for permission to have an extra day on track, which would require unanimous consent from the other teams.

AUTOSPORT understands that Lotus already has the required agreement from the majority of teams and given that Mercedes was granted an extra day before this week’s Barcelona test after only running for three days in Jerez two weeks ago, it is likely to get permission.

The test is expected to take place on February 27, before the final Barcelona test, which runs from March 1-4, but sources indicate that the team is confident that it will have its chassis ready after making modifications to solve a problem believed to be related to the front suspension.