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Published - Sunday, 20 February 2011

T03 Barcelona - Day Three Review

TEAM LOTUS T03 BARCELONA REVIEW - 20 / 02 / 11

Driver: Jarno Trulli / Chassis: T128-01

Total laps: 48

Fastest lap: 1.25.454 (lap 45)

T128 Testing Barcelona 2011

Runplan

 

 

 

0900 - 0901:    Run 1, Installation, 2 laps
0901 - 0913:    System checks / FW adjustment / F & R brake blanking change
0913 - 0932:    Run 2, 10 laps - long run setup / full wets
0932 - 0938:    Brake blanking adjustment
0938 - 0945:    Run 3, 3 laps (red flag)
0945 - 0950:    Red flag / switch to inters
0950 - 1009:    Run 4, 8 laps
1009 - 1245:    Water leak fixed / F & R brake blanking change
1245 - 1251:    Run 5, 3 laps
1251 - 1400:    Lunch / baseline setup change / dry tyres
1400 - 1408:    Run 6, 5 laps
1408 - 1614:    Water leak fixed
1614 - 1624:    Run 7, 6 laps
1624 - 1633:    Front wing flap increase / rear brake blanking change
1633 - 1638:    Run 8, 5 laps
1638 - 1647:    Rear setup adjustment
1647 - 1655:    Run 9, 6 laps
1655                End of session

JARNO TRULLI: 'Despite some mechanical gremlins which cut short my running time today we managed to collect some good data and overall I have a good feeling about the car. It's good to see that without doing many miles, and it being my first day in the car today on the new tyres in Barcelona, I managed to do some consistently good lap times throughout the end of the afternoon session. This morning we were running on wet and intermediate tyres and evaluating them, and
working on some setup changes. All in all it's been a very positive day and it's great to see we're getting closer to the top. It gives me a lot of confidence and gives the whole team encouragement to keep pushing forward. Tomorrow we want to carry out more setup evaluation as today I didn't run that much and didn't get the chance to explore the car as I would have liked. We had a number of small problems which eventually we solved but I want to get some more mileage done as there is definitely more potential to come from the car.'

MIKE GASCOYNE, CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER: 'A slightly frustrating dayas our running was limited by a problem with a cracking water pipe this afternoon. We knew about the problem but did not have spare parts for it so we had to use parts repaired at the circuit. The team did a good job today to make sure Jarno could get more laps done in the dry conditions and he was fairly happy with the car by the end of the day. We also managed to do a reasonable amount of running in the wet so although it was one of those quite tough days we managed to make fairly decent progress and with new parts available tomorrow we will look to complete some more significant mileage.'

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