Lotus to miss first 2014 F1 test, they are plans to launch their new E22 ahead of the Bahrain tests in mid-Feb. Last year Lotus was credited the first F1 team to launch a 2013 car, the E21.
Nick Chester, Technical Director of the team, however, ensures that the new car will be ready to roll for the testing of Bahrain, Feb. 19, in more aggressive conditions.
Many teams, including Red Bull, shared their worries about the progress of their 2014 program. Delays are to be expected in some structures, and nobody has so far indicated a date of presentation of the new car.
The first tests in Jerez, they are held by less conditions representative race conditions during the season, however, represent an important opportunity to achieve the traditional debugging of self and evaluate systems. Pirelli also bring a whole new range of tires, adapted to new technical regulations.
“From our perspective, the numbers look promising development has been positive,” reassures Chester, which ensures that the choice not to align the E22 Jerez is made to arrive at the best possible terms Bahrain.
“That said, we work with very little idea of what the other teams. This is the first year of radically different regulations, which means that all teams develop their car following potentially very different avenues. ”
“It’s exciting for us, engineers, and I hope it is for the fans. We believe that we have a very good solution to meet this challenge and hope it will recognize when the E22 will turn its wheels with fury”