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Maldonado: I feel much more confident in E23

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Pastor Maldonado set quickest lap-time for Lotus on the third day of Barcelona testing. Following the reliable test at Barcelona, Maldonado says that positively he feels more confident with E23.

The Venezuelan set best time-lap in Super-soft compound. And also the Lotus very pleased with new car performance; especially it is positive results of the team after switch to Mercedes power from Renault.

“We achieved a lot today and it was great to complete so many laps and end the day as the fastest car,” said Pastor.

“Certainly, I feel much more confident in the E23 and we’re learning a lot about it with all the laps we’re completing. We still have a lot of work to do, but we’re making very good progress so we’re all very positive about the work being done.” He added

“It was a productive day for us today,” Trackside Operations Director Alain Permane said.

“We chose to stay in the garage when it was damp outside yet we still managed to complete over a hundred laps. We’ve worked through a long checklist including aero and tyre assessments in the morning, then various performance assessments in the afternoons. Our aero work has been particularly productive and we’re showing good correlation with our wind tunnel and simulations.”

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