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Published - Saturday, 19 February 2011

T03 Barcelona - Day Two Review

TEAM LOTUS T03 BARCELONA REVIEW - 19 / 02 / 11

DRIVERS: Heikki Kovalainen / Ricardo Teixeira

CHASSIS: T128-01

TOTAL LAPS: 84

WEATHER: Sunny - Min/Max track temp: 7˚/ 17˚

FASTEST LAPS: 1.26.420 (KOV lap 17) / 1.31.584 (TEI  lap 22)

T128 Barcelona 2011

 

RUNPLAN

0900 - 0901:    Run 1, Installation, 2 laps
0901 - 0921:    System checks / front ride height adjustment
0921 - 0927:    Run 2, 3 laps - engine mapping run
0927 - 0943:    Throttle pedal adjustment / front ride height adjustment
0943 - 0949:    Run 3, 3 laps
0949 - 1036:    Water leak repaired / brake blanking decrease
1036 - 1044:    Run 4, 5 laps
1044 - 1138:    Fuel pressure issue
1138 - 1142:    Run 5, 2 laps
1142 - 1219:    Fuel pressure problem fixed (filter blocked)
1219 - 1228:    Run 6, 5 laps
1228 - 1236:    Tyre pressure adjustment
1236 - 1241:    Run 7, 5 laps
1241 - 1359:    Lunch
1359 - 1415:    Run 8, 9 laps (Teixeira)
1415 - 1424:    Add fuel / tyre change
1424 - 1439:    Run 9, 9 laps (Teixeira)
1439 - 1445:    Add fuel / tyre change
1445 - 1458:    Run 10, 8 laps (Teixeira)
1458 - 1515:    Setup change for Kovalainen race distance run
1515 - 1524:    Run 11, 5 laps (Kovalainen)
1524 - 1533:    Red light
1533 - 1546:    Run 12, 8 laps
1546 - 1559:    Tyre change
1559 - 1610:    Run 13, 7 laps
1610 - 1621:    Tyre pressure change
1621 - 1631:    Run 14, 6 laps
1631 - 1641:    Tyre change
1641 - 1652:    Run 15, 7 laps
1652                End of session    

T128 Barcelona 2011

HEIKKI KOVALAINEN: 'I think the positive feeling with this car is growing even though we have had a couple more reliability issues today. They're all teething problems and we are patient while we fix them one by one. We'll get through this and put the reliability issues behind us as we have experienced people in the right positions who know how to deal with them. We still managed to complete a lot of work today and I can't wait to get back in the car.'

RICARDO TEIXEIRA: 'First I want to thank the whole team for the chance to drive again today. It was really good to be able to get some more laps done and everyone worked really hard to make me feel comfortable in and out of the car. I enjoyed myself out on track and by the third run I was able to start pushing a bit more so I think I did what I was asked to today and have taken another step forward in my development as a driver.'

MIKE GASCOYNE, CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER: 'That was a much more encouraging day today with 84 laps in total on the car. We did have a couple of minor issues with the fuel pressure and a water leak but overall it was a better day for reliability. We were able to give Ricardo his first proper run in an F1 car after he  had helped us out in Valencia with our filming and he did just the job we wanted him to. He made no mistakes and consistently brought his lap times down on the medium tyre which I think all the teams have said is probably the slowest tyre we have. With Heikki we wanted to do a race distance which was slightly hindered by the water leak but overall we definitely made progress today.'

 

T128 Barcelona 2011

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