Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: Lotus

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lotus promised a major step for the T127 at Barcelona and so it proved to be. In practice the car gained around 1% of lap time compared to the midfield runners.

But they’ve got around 1.5-2% more to find to get close to the midfield – and fellow new team rivals Virgin made similar progress this weekend.

Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen
Qualifying position 18 20
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’24.674 (-0.074) 1’24.748
Race position 17
Average race lap 1’32.535
Laps 63/66 0/66
Pit stops 1 0
Spanish GP lap times: Lotus
Spanish GP lap times: Lotus

Jarno Trulli

Took the ‘new team’ pole and victory. Reported that the new car felt “difficult to drive” during the race, but still came home ahead of Timo Glock in the updated Virgin.

Compare Jarno Trulli’s form against his team mate in 2010

Heikki Kovalainen

While preparing to leave the grid his gearbox tried to select two gears at once and failed, ending his race before it had begun.

Compare Heikki Kovalainen’s form against his team mate in 2010

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