Lotus looking forward to China

Lotus Racing chief Mike Gascoyne sees no reason why the team cannot continue its solid start to life in Formula 1 as the season rolls on to the fourth and final ‘flyaway’ round before heading back to Europe in May.

Although the team – like fellow newcomers Virgin and HRT, and F1 stalwart Sauber – has yet to notch a point in 2010, Gascoyne is happy with the way the T127 and drivers Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen have performed in the three races to date, and is looking for another step on the road to reliability as the circus stops off in Shanghai.

“It’s just a couple of weeks since Malaysia and the last of the early season ‘flyaway’ races, so we’re focusing on getting both cars across the finish line here before we turn our attention to the upgrade package we have planned for Barcelona,” said the veteran designer. “The guys back at the factory have worked very hard on the parts we sent back, and have done a great job to turn around everything in time and get it sent back out here.

“Our car’s race pace has been good so far, and I think we’ll see that again in Shanghai as it’s a technical circuit that will bring out the best in both our drivers. I think their experience will see us build on the solid start we’ve had so far.”

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hopefully im stopping some retard getting over exited for making the first comment o_O

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I hope Lotus do well this season. with there name they should be up there. Good luck guys

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3RD COMM3NT!!!!!!!!!!

@ said said said said stfu

pleased?? they keep coming last & you are pleased??
you will never get anywhere like that

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I am a total d-bag!!!

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Lotus came into f1 with such a huge legacy if they were like virgin or hrt they would be praised for doing so well. brawn only did so well because they were what was left of honda, lotus started with nothing and look at them now.

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5TH AND 6TH COMMENT X]

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the upgrades should really help

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Shumi has signed a three year contract with Merc but how many more years if any do you think he will stay. Could he go back to the scud.

Also Monza and the tifosi should be fun for him hahaha

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Guys.
in spite of the name and the colors, Lotus has nothing to do with the legendary team.

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And for a fairly long period in their history, Team Lotus had the black and gold JPS trim, or the yellow Camel trim. If they honestly wanted to call this team “Lotus,” why didn’t they call it Team Lotus?

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Because of their below-par performance, Lotus Racing is damaging Lotus as a car brand, because they have the same name. I wonder if Lotus actually consulted Mike Gascoyne about using their name…

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@ comment 4

nice, stealing my name

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