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Lotus complete first test in new car

The new Lotus car has completed its first test, following a troubled first pre-season test. Lotus ran their new E23 car 'without any major problems' for the maximum 100km (62 miles) at Jerez on Saturday. That is a huge step forward from the first pre-season test at the same track, which Lotus did not attend, when the Renault power unit did not run cleanly in any car. New Lotus signing Pastor Maldonado was behind the wheel of the car. Trackside operations director Alan Permane said: 'We finished our running before 4pm on Saturday, due to the mileage restrictions imposed on a promotional event. Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. //
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