Lotus F1 announced earlier this week that they would not be participating in the upcoming test session in Jerez on January 28th. Team boss Eric Boullier has added to the announcement telling the BBC's Andrew Benson:
'It is true the car will not be ready on time, but we will be ready shortly after that – and in some ways, it is not bad because we will have time to watch what the others are doing and nobody will be able to watch what we are doing.'
Fair enough but that isn't exactly how Lotus F1 originally put it. They merely said that the test didn't favor their build or development but it is now understood that the car, quite simply, won't be ready to run.
There is no foul in that as...
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