Lotus T128 has first run in Valencia

2011 F1 cars

The Lotus T128 has appeared for the first time in Valencia.

Heikki Kovalainen did the first lap in the car as testing began this morning.

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78 comments on Lotus T128 has first run in Valencia

  1. verstappen said on 2nd February 2011, 13:49

    So we have a Renault with a huge Lotus logo on the nose and the word Lotus all over the rearwing… and a Lotus with a little logo on the nose and Airasia on the rear wing and the engine cover.

    You could argue that it was the same with Santander at McLaren and Ferrari, but considering the naming row, it does seem like Fernandez is hedging on loosing out. Or he thinks that in this stage he will get a better return on investment when he shows his own airline, then another ones brand.


    apart from that, a massive difference with last years car and as I mentioned before I really hope they can make a solid jump to midfield or even higher. Mike Gascoyne is not to be underestimated!

  2. Joey-Poey (@joey-poey) said on 2nd February 2011, 14:27

    I like that yellow stripe on the back!

  3. Fathur said on 2nd February 2011, 14:55

    why they use split airbox? i think split airbox is banned for this season

  4. moose said on 2nd February 2011, 16:29

    I heard somewhere that the front wing was flexing. did anyone get a close look at the front wing?

  5. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 2nd February 2011, 17:08

    I’m really loving the new Lotus.

    I’m a huge fan of F1 cars that have drooping noses, it’s such a shame that they were just on their way out when I first got into F1. So I was glad when McLaren brought them back in 2009 and equally glad Lotus have one now. They’re not quite the same, but they’ll more than do.

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