Lotus will skip the first pre-season test in Jerez, leaving just eight days of running for the E22 before the season opening Australian Grand Prix.The Enstone-based team hope that by spending longer in the factory developing the car will be of more benefit to them than four days of running in southern Spain.
"We're going to keep our car under wraps a little longer than some other teams," Technical Director Nick Chester said.
"We've decided that attending the Jerez test isn't ideal for our build and development programme. We are likely to unveil the car before attending the Bahrain tests, and in Bahrain we should really be able to put the car through its paces in...
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