Lotus F1 Team Italian GP Free Practices review

Lotus F1 Team Italian GP Free Practices review

04.09.2015: Back in Business - 2015 Italian GP, Friday Lotus F1 Team opened the Italian Grand Prix weekend

Back in Business - 2015 Italian GP, Friday


 
Lotus F1 Team opened the Italian Grand Prix weekend with strong top-ten times from Romain and Pastor at the Autodromo di Monza.


Romain went seventh fastest in the afternoon FP2 session with a 1min 25.497secs whilst Pastor was just 0.016secs adrift in eighth. The morning session had seen Pastor go tenth fastest and Jolyon Palmer fifteenth.
 


Alan Permane, Trackside Operations Director - Technical programme notes 




•    Pastor and Jolyon ran a variety of assessments and simulations in the morning session using Pirelli’s medium (white) compound tyre.

•    Jolyon conducted a front wing evaluation programme as well as other set-up work.

•    Pastor and Romain continued assessments in the afternoon, using both the medium and soft (yellow) compound tyres.
 



What we learned today:        
           
   
•    The E23 Hybrid has shown interesting potential today.
 



Jolyon Palmer, E23-04

Free practice 1: P15, 1:27.669, 28 laps
 


Jolyon: “It was a tough session as I only got a couple of laps on the first set of tyres as we carried out aero mapping work before being interrupted by a red flag. That meant I had a lot to do once the session resumed and we did manage to get a good number of laps in.


The purpose once again was to work on the new front-wing which we brought to Spa and trying to make more progress with it. It was a useful session but there is more work to be done.”
 


Romain Grosjean, E23-04

Free practice 2: P7, 1:25.497, 41 laps

 

Romain:  “We had a pretty good afternoon; the car was working well especially on the shorter runs which saw us set the seventh fastest time. We have a little bit more work to do on our longer runs, which we’ll do overnight and see where we are on Saturday. Generally we’re happy with what we have done so far.


 For qualifying, we should have a good fight on our hands with Force India, Williams and Ferrari. And the rain – if it comes – could be challenging as we run such low downforces, which makes the car very slippery in the wet.”
 


Pastor Maldonado, E23-03

Free practice 1: P10, 1:27.118, 28 laps
Free practice 2: P8, 1:25.513, 41 laps

 

Pastor: “It was a good start today, we have a decent balance with the car and we still have more potential to get for tomorrow. We also have plenty of data to analyse for the new Pirelli tyre pressures ahead of qualifying and especially for the race on Sunday.


 It’ll be important to take good care of the tyres during the Grand Prix. For qualifying, it’s difficult to say as everyone is quite close behind Mercedes. We will hard push as always.”
 


Alan Permane, Trackside Operations Director: “
It’s been a productive and competitive day. We carried out further aerodynamic work on our new front wing with Jolyon and made some alterations as a result which are positive for the future.


With Pastor, we focused on fairly long runs during FP1, while our traditional tyre programme and brake assessments were carried out in FP2 with both Pastor and Romain. Both cars are working well so far and the drivers are pretty happy. We hope to make more progress tomorrow and qualify well into the top ten like we did in Spa.” 
 

- Clarisse Hoffmann-  photos Lotus F1


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04.09.2015 / MaP

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