Team Lotus Barcelona test report 2011-03-10

T04 Barcelona day 3 review

Heikki Kovalainen, Team Lotus
Heikki Kovalainen, Team Lotus

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Drivers: Jarno Trulli (am) / Heikki Kovalainen (pm)

Total laps: 46 (Trulli 6 / Kovalainen 40)
Fastest laps: Jarno Trulli - 1.34.490 (lap 5) / Heikki Kovalainen - 1.23.990 (lap 23)

Chassis: T128-03

0900 - 0902: Run 1, Installation, 1 lap
0902 - 0927: System checks / Brake blanking decrease
0927 - 0936: Run 2, 5 laps
0936 - 1514: Gearbox pressure issue - new gearbox fitted / water leak fixed
1514 - 1524: Run 3, 6 laps
1524 - 1527: Front wing / brake blanking change
1527 - 1538: Run 4, 6 laps
1538 - 1541: Tyre pressure change
1541 - 1546: Run 5, 3 laps
1546 - 1601: Front ride height change
1601 - 1606: Run 6, 3 laps
1606 - 1615: Setup change for long run
1615 - 1633: Run 7, 11 laps - front wing change / brake blanking change
1633 - 1642: red flag - Barrichello
1642 - 1643: Run 8, 1 lap - red flag
1643 - 1700: Run 9, 10 laps

End of session

JARNO TRULLI: "Obviously it's a bit frustrating that the gearbox issue cut short my time on track this morning, but we've now got some time back in the factory to fix the problems so I'm looking forward to heading to Australia and begin the fight with the midfield teams."

HEIKKI KOVALAINEN: "That was a pretty good afternoon for me. Jarno had some problems this morning with one of those things that's hard to predict but the team managed to get it sorted for the afternoon and we were able to work through the whole plan. I can feel it coming together well - we'll sort out the reliability and I think we are just where we want to be.

MIKE GASCOYNE, CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER: "A difficult morning for Jarno with the gearbox change. We had put a new 'box on overnight but saw a problem with it this morning so had to change it during the session. Unfortunately a water leak then meant that Jarno was not able to complete any real running, but this afternoon we made some real progress with Heikki. He was able to work through a program on the tyre options and the blown diffuser so after a tricky morning it was a very positive end to the day."

-source: team lotus

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Heikki Kovalainen
Teams Team Lotus
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