Lotus to use new Coandă exhaust in America

Lotus to use new Coandă exhaust in America

12 November 2012 – Lotus will be bringing a new version of its Coandă exhaust to the Circuit of the Americas, leaving Technical Director James Allison confident of achieving another strong result. On the back of Kimi Räikkönen's victory in Abu Dhabi, the team is expecting to reclaim around six horsepower with the improved system.

Räikkönen gave the team its first victory of the season in Abu Dhabi
"We are still experimenting with the latest evolution of our Coandă system," Allison explained of the exhaust. "This delivers the same downforce as the one we introduced in Korea and used in the Abu Dhabi race, but does not sap as much power from the engine. We trialled this evolution in Abu Dhabi, but opted to go for the known quantity of the Korea-spec.

"Now we have the young driver test behind us, we are confident that this evolution will assist with around an extra six horsepower for the last two races of the season. We also have a little aero upgrade to the front wing too."

Lotus heads to America sitting fourth in the Constructors' standings, trailing nearest rivals McLaren by a total of 30 points with 86 available in the final two races.

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