Lotus: Our target was more laps and we missed that 20 February, 2013 Kimi Raikkonen Kimi Räikkönen concluded his second day of running at Barcelona with a gearbox problem keeping him off the track for much of the morning and part of the afternoon session at the Circuit de Catalunya. Whilst the team ultimately diagnosed and rectified the issue, vital running time was lost. Once Kimi did get out on track, he immediately set the third fastest lap time, which is where he ended the day. Fast Facts: Track: Barcelona, Spain, 5.9km Chassis: E21-02 Weather: Sunny, ambient 7-17°C, track 8-24°C Programme: Systems checks, temperature monitoring, data correlation, assessment of the performance of the car with its initial aerodynamic package Laps Completed: 43 Classification: P3, 1:22.697 Interruptions: Gearbox problem diagnosis and replacement Kimi Räikkönen: “If yesterday wasn’t an ideal day then today was more of the same. Fortunately, once we were able to get a lap in we could see that the car has good pace. We test to find any problems so in that respect we’re doing a good job, but it’s frustrating. It’s no secret that we want to get more laps on the board and that’s the target for the rest of this test and the final sessions next week.” Alan Permane, Trackside Operations Director: “Our target was more laps today and we’ve missed that. We were able to diagnose a problem with the gearbox, but rectifying this took quite a lot of time. This severely affected our plans for the day but yet again we were able to show we have a quick car. On the positive side, there were no further problems with telemetry as we experienced yesterday and the second gearbox ran reliably in the afternoon. Tomorrow we will try to rack up the laps with evaluation work and a race distance simulation.” What’s Next? Romain will take the wheel of E21 chassis 02 for the next two days Tweet Related NewsF3 champion Ocon to test for LotusLotus: Special to be first on new Pirelli 18 inch tyresLotus: We were able to make tangible improvementLotus: There is plenty of potential in the E22Lotus: We ran through various aero and mapping assessmentsFootage of Grosjean losing his cool in Lotus garageLotus: We’ve ended our pre-season test programme with a lot of unknownsLotus: Certainly we are behind scheduleLotus: Unfortunately our new specification exhaust system failedLotus: We’re still very early on in our understanding of this car Emaaduddin I hope Romain does fewer laps than Kimi did in the 2 days!!