'Significant' changes for E20

Lotus technical director promises number of upgrades

Last Updated: 15/02/12 3:19pm

  • Share:
Significant changes: The Lotus E20 made its debut at Jerez last week

Significant changes: The Lotus E20 made its debut at Jerez last week

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Lotus technical director James Allison has said the team's new car will undergo "significant" changes ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

The E20 made an impressive debut in pre-season testing at Jerez last week, with Kimi Raikkonen topping the timesheets on the opening day before team-mate Romain Grosjean posted the fastest time of the new cars on day three.

However, Allison has stressed that, as will be the case with most of the teams, the Lotus that lines up on the grid in Albert Park next month will have changed markedly.

F1 ON SKY SPORTS

You can follow every single Formula 1 race live and uninterrupted on Sky Sports F1 HD as well as practice and qualifying sessions. Our new channel will also have expert analysis and highlight shows. Click here to find out more

"The car we take to Melbourne will be significantly different to the one we ran in Jerez," he told the official Lotus website.

"There's a lot of work still to do before the season opener, and so many elements will change; the front wing, rear wing, side pods, pod vanes, engine cover, barge board, floor, some suspension elements, and some small brake duct features to name but a few! As always, it's going to be a very busy few weeks."

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Singapore GP report

Singapore GP report

After a dramatic race under the lights, Lewis Hamilton regained the world title lead after Nico Rosberg retired.

Lewis' Singapore win

Lewis' Singapore win

Watch as Hammertime ends with a pass on Sebastian Vettel and victory for Lewis Hamilton under the lights

And Nico's nightmare

And Nico's nightmare

Watch how Nico Rosberg's Singapore GP went from bad to worse as the German loses the title lead.