Posts Tagged ‘day 1’


Lotus Racing. Barcelona day 1

February 25, 2010

76 more laps for Fairuz Fauzy on the first day of the Barcelona test marks another satisfactory day for Lotus Racing. In dry, sunny conditions the team completed all its objectives for the day and are now looking forward to seeing Jarno Trulli take over driving duties tomorrow and Saturday.

Chief Technical Officer Mike Gascoyne gave his thoughts on the day’s on track action, saying “It was a very productive day – 76 laps with no mechanical worries on the car. In the morning we conducted some engine LAMDA running which we completed successfully. We ran through a series of system set up checks, completed our first starts and evaluated a number of other control systems on the car, as well as monitoring temperatures and pressures throughout the car.

“All in all this was a successful day both on the track and we ticked off a lot of behind the scenes tasks ahead of the first race. Fairuz did a very good job today, with no mistakes, and we were able to complete our whole program.”

Jarno Trulli takes over tomorrow with more dry running ahead of the Lotus Racing team.


Barcelona day 1 final times

February 25, 2010

With the day ending under a Jenson Button caused red flag i’m not entirely sure if we have learnt anything or not. Webber has been consistently fast all day and ended the day 0.920s ahead of Hulkenberg. 6.5s separates the field, but that is mainly because Di Grassi wiped out his Virgin earlier this morning, and the Lotus of Fauzy is just slow.

  1. Webber 1:21.487
  2. Hulkenberg 1:22.407
  3. Rosberg 1:22.514
  4. De la Rosa 1:23.144
  5. Button 1:23.452
  6. Liuzzi 1:24.064
  7. Alonso 1:24.170
  8. Petrov 1:24.173
  9. Alguersuari 1:24.869
  10. Di Grassi 1:27.057
  11. Fauzy 1:28.002