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Team Lotus Jerez test, day 2 report

Driver: Jarno Trulli / Chassis: T128-01
Total test laps 11/02/11: 40
Weather: Dry, sunny - Min/Max track temp: 11o./ 30.6o.
Fastest lap: 1.23.220 (lap 6)

11/02/11 Runplan

0900 - 0902: Run 1, Installation lap
0901 - 0944: Cockpit adjustments / general system checks / bleed brakes
0944 - 0950: Run 2, 3 laps
0950 - 1008: Session red flagged
1008 - 1032: Run 3, 12 laps
1032 - 1058: Rear camber change
1058 - 1116: Run 4, 12 laps
1116 - 1221: Baseline setup change
1221 - 1232: Run 5, 7 laps
1216 - 1259: 2nd rear camber change
1259 - 1305: Run 6, 5 laps
1313 - 1700: Mechanical fault ends session - spare parts to rectify issue arrive from factory 11/02

JARNO TRULLI: "The morning went well for us. We managed to do a decent number of laps and put in a couple of quite long runs but then we had to stop with a mechanical issue which could not be fixed in time for me to go out again today. I would have liked to have had more running today but this is all part of testing a brand new car - we need to iron out the problems now so when the races start we have ironed out all the problems. Hopefully Heikki can put in some decent mileage over the next couple of days and really start to push the development of the car."

DIETER GASS, SPORTING DIRECTOR: "We had a promising start to the day. We found some interesting results from the setup work we did and have continued to learn more about the Pirelli tyres and how to maximise their grip levels on the car. Overnight we were able to fix the issues we had yesterday but unfortunately we had a mechnical problem at the front of the car that we were not able to fix in time today, but the spare parts we need are arriving from the factory tonight so we will be in good shape for Heikki to get into the car tomorrow."

-source: team lotus

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