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Lotus: Happy with test pace but not confident

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Lotus F1 team Principal Eric Boullier says that they are happy with the testing progress of new E21, even as he admits that not confident.

Some drivers’ says that Lotus has been very good, freshly Sauber’s recruit Nico Hulkenberg, following testing on Thursday.

In the second pre-season test at Circuit de Catalunya, Lotus not set the pace on any of the days, Enstone based squad has shown off-pace comparatively, the front running pace so far in testing.

“The Lotus has been very good,” said Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg after Romain Grosjean’s race simulation on Thursday.

“We didn’t do the same programmes, and his fuel would have been down by then so you can’t tell [fully], but that [wasn’t] a bad effort. From how my own tyres felt, [Grosjean’s stint] wasn’t bad.”

“Confident, no, but happy, yes, I know that next test everyone is going to bring a Melbourne spec, so we will see next weekend how it is going. Eric Boullier told Autosport

“Then you can stop to draw some conclusions. But the race is in Melbourne. After today, I hope nobody will find one-second of performance between now and then, it doesn’t work like this.” He added

“It should be a reasonable upgrade.”

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