Lotus expect to be on track at Jerez by Tuesday

Lotus E23

Lotus F1 Team’s 2015 challenger, the E23 Hybrid, arrived in Jerez [on Sunday] after firing-up for the first time at the team’s Enstone base on Saturday. The car is now undergoing its build programme overnight and through Monday, with the first significant running expected for Tuesday, 3 February.

Nick Chester, Lotus F1 Team Technical Director: “We have been pursuing a very tight and aggressive build programme with the E23 Hybrid which is one of the most technically advanced cars to have come out of Enstone. ”

“We will take to the track with this car as soon as we are ready from an engineering perspective. We’ve fired-up the car at Enstone and we’re now putting everything together ahead of the first laps on track.”

“Everyone at Enstone is very positive with what we’ve seen of the E23 Hybrid so far and we’re looking forward to it turning its wheels in anger for the first time later this week,” added Chester