Lotus enjoys 'far more productive' second day
1 March 2013 – Lotus labelled its second day of running at the Circuit de Catalunya as a 'far more productive' affair, with Romain Grosjean getting the opportunity to debut a new rear suspension layout on the E21 chassis before completing slick tyre runs.
After an interrupted opening day, a longer dry spell on Friday allowed Grosjean to complete meaningful laps on both the Medium and Soft tyres, with Trackside Operations Director Alan Permane seeing positive signs from the upgrades.
Although Friday was more successful, Permane admits that the Enstone-based team has 'plenty of work left' when Kimi Räikkönen takes over on the weekend.
"Over the next two days we will be working on the updates we have for the E21," he said of the team's final pre-season preparations. "There's plenty of work left to do and we're hoping that the forecasts for better weather over the weekend are correct."