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Team Lotus fixes power steering problem

Team Lotus makes most of extra day at Valencia.

Team Lotus managed to puts it early woes behind it today at Valencia having fixed the power steering problems that blighted Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli earlier in the week.

Indeed in the end the squad managed over 350 kilometres, while Ricardo Teixeira also got a go in the T128 for 'filming purposes'.

“An extremely productive day,” Lotus chief technical officer, Mike Gascoyne summarised. “It was good to get the power steering fixed and back on the car for today so well done to everyone at the factory for turning that around so quickly.

“We completed 91 laps with no real problems and both drivers managed to get a good feel for the car and the tyres.

“We weren't able to do any set up work – that will wait for Jerez, but it was an excellent day and we achieved the main goal of completing a decent mileage today.

“We also managed to complete our filming runs this morning and that work was done by Ricardo Teixeira who did an excellent job in difficult conditions, but he acquitted himself well and that was exactly what we needed him to do.”

“I want to thank Team Lotus for giving me the chance to drive the T128 today,” added Teixeira, who did 18 laps in total. “I am really pleased I could help out with the filming this morning and after my first taste of an F1 car I can't wait to have another go.”

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03.02.2011 Jarno Trulli (ITA), Team Lotus, TL11
03.02.2011 Jarno Trulli (ITA), Team Lotus, TL11
03.02.2011 Jarno Trulli (ITA), Team Lotus
Jarno Trulli (ITA), Team Lotus
Jarno Trulli (ITA), Team Lotus
03.02.2011   Jarno Trulli (ITA), Team Lotus

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nicolas - Unregistered

February 05, 2011 5:19 PM

looks like TL are lining up Sonangol sponsorship nicely. Give Ricardo a test role and money will flow in. Williams have PDVSA now through Moldonado.Angola have Ricardo and Angola is seriously prosperous now.

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