Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Hungaroring, 2013

Lotus to introduce long-wheelbase E21 at Monza

2013 Italian Grand PrixPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Hungaroring, 2013Lotus technical director Nick Chester says the team will introduce a long wheelbase version of the E21 in the next race at Monza.

“We are targeting this strong development to the end of this year and the long wheelbase at Monza is part of that,” said Chester in a press conference at the Belgian Grand Prix.

“So we’re going to keep bringing developments through Monza and then the following races as well. There’s certainly developments also planned for Singapore and Korea.”

Chester said the revisions will not require changes to the monocoque and that the necessary homologation work on the car had already been done: “The way we’re going to do it is with a front suspension change.”

He expects the changes to the E21 “should make the car a little bit more stable [and] a little bit easier to drive.”

“It could even give us a small tyre management advantage. So we think it’s the right thing to do and we’re looking forward to bringing it to Monza.”

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