Chester at the 2013 Belgian Grand Prix
In an interview by Lotus F1, technical director Nick Chester has confirmed that the team will miss the first pre-season test set to take place at the Jerez Circuit in Spain, instead opting to delay the car's launch until the second test in Bahrain to allow for more R&D.
Deciding between R&D and track time has been one of the concerns for teams this year as they all face major regulation changes for the upcoming season. The choice between attending the test in Jerez and reacting to the developments there, or opting to prepare more for a debut in Bahrain will be a tough decision for many teams, though for Lotus, going to Jerez was not a part of the...
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