F1 »

Lotus won’t race new aero part

Lotus won't race new aero part in Germany after Friday run
Lotus has revealed that it won't race with the new aerodynamic device that was fitted to Kimi Raikkonen's car in Friday practice at Hockenheim.

The new part, thought to be similar to the Mercedes double DRS, was given its debut by Raikkonen in the Friday sessions in Germany, although the team was unable to learn too much about its performance due to the challenging weather conditions that drivers faced on track.

While there was plenty of interest in the new part, Lotus has confirmed that it won't run the part for the German Grand Prix although it is set to be tested further in Hungary next week.

“We saw a tricky first session with track conditions changing a lot due to intermittent rain, which didn't aid the learning process regarding our new parts,” trackside operations director Alan Permane said after the Friday running. “The afternoon was far more productive as the wet conditions were reasonably consistent. We looked at both the intermediate and wet tyres in the second session to give us some good data if qualifying or the race are run in similar conditions, and also assessed a variety of set-ups and tyre pressures.

“Both cars ran with aero updates, which were rather more visible on one car than the other. We've seen encouraging signs from our latest prototype concept and although we won't race it here, it's likely to make another appearance during practice in Budapest.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
20.07.2012 - Free Practice 2, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E20
20.07.2012 - - Free Practice 1, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E20
20.07.2012 - Free Practice 2, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E20
21.09.2014 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
21.09.2014 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 leads Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
21.09.2014 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
21.09.2014 - Race, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22
21.09.2014 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
21.09.2014 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
21.09.2014 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T leads Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
21.09.2014 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
21.09.2014 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T leads Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
21.09.2014 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T leads Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
21.09.2014 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T leads Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
21.09.2014 - Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10
21.09.2014 - Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
21.09.2014 - Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
21.09.2014 - Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.