Lotus delays 'the device' debut until Suzuka

Sep.5 (GMM) Lotus will not race its highly-anticipated double DRS-inspired 'device' at least until Suzuka next month.

James Allison, Lotus Team Technical Director in the FIA Press Conference
James Allison, Lotus Team Technical Director in the FIA Press Conference

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The Enstone based team intended to use the straightline speed-boosting system at Spa, but Friday's practice sessions were a washout.

And Lotus will also not fit the device to Kimi Raikkonen and Jerome d'Ambrosio's cars at Monza, due to the unique low-downforce configuration of the historic track.

"In Singapore you won't see it either," said technical director James Allison, "because it's too high a downforce circuit with insufficient straights for it to be worthwhile.

"The earliest you might see it now is Suzuka," he added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Jérôme d'Ambrosio
Article type Breaking news
Tags allison, d'ambrosio, drs, lotus, raikkonen, singapore, suzuka