Lotus’ technical boss thinks many teams will continue to use ‘step’ noses in 2013.
The first 2013 car to be unveiled on Monday, Enstone based Lotus’ E21 still features the indecorous ‘step’ synonymous with last year’s grid, despite the FIA now allowing teams to please the fans by installing a so-called ‘modesty’ laminate. Read more... (245 words, estimated 59 secs reading time)
Lotus’ James Allison is staying put.
That is the claim of an insider at the Enstone based team, despite admitting that Mercedes’ Niki Lauda came calling for the highly rated British technical director.
Last week, as the Paddy Lowe saga unfolded, we reported that Allison had been earmarked by McLaren as a possible replacement, in case Lowe jumped ship. Read more... (102 words, estimated 24 secs reading time)
Lotus has sidelined its ‘double DRS’ system for now.
While Red Bull quickly got its similar concept up and running to great effect with wins in Singapore and Japan, Lotus has been trying for several grands prix to fine-tune its version. The Enstone based team intended to finally debut it at Suzuka, but engineers failed to get it working properly in free practice. Read more... (188 words, estimated 45 secs reading time)