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Current brake-by-wire unsettling for Lotus drivers

Lotus technical director Nick Chester points to Renault's energy recovery systems in his belief that Lotus will unlikely be a front runner at Melbourne in two weeks time. While Romain Grosjean called for calm and ousted his confidence in Renault to get its act together, Nick Chester says the unpredictable behaviour of the energy recovery systems make it very hard for the drivers to get a consistent feel for the car. The culprit at the moment appears to be the brake-by-wire system, designed to modulate braking power on the rear wheels while energy is being harvested from the wheels. The idea of allowing such new brake-by-wire systems this year was exactly to enable teams to make braking...
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