Little by Little

21st February 2012
The Lotus F1 Team E20 demonstrated its reliability during the second day of testing at Jerez, completing 117 laps as the team continued its initial assessment of the car with Kimi Räikkönen at the wheel. “There was a small issue with damage to the floor this morning when I went off and came back on to the circuit. An edge on a kerb caused the damage and we lost some time as it was repaired. Apart from that it was a good day and we completed some long runs and good mileage. Physically, I felt fine after 117 laps. Conditions were quite windy on track but despite this I got a better feeling from the car. There was a lot of difference between the tyres. We used three compounds, but it was hard to get all of them working with the cooler temperatures today. When the tyres are working we seem to have a good car and I have a positive feeling from this first test. ” said Kimi.