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Lotus 'could be lead Renault team'

The days of Red Bull being Renault's lead team could be over with Lotus taking over as the ones to beat, that's according to Nick Chester. Despite winning four World titles on the trot with Renault power, Red Bull have struggled to come to terms with this season's new regulations. While some of their issues have been engine related, others have belonged solely to the RB10 and its tightly-packed design. Red Bull's woes could yet bring a change in the guard at the Renault-powered teams with Chester, Lotus' technical director, believing his team has the capability to edge ahead. Lotus had a solid final day of testing in Bahrain, covering 59 laps while Pastor Maldonado's 1:38.707 was the...
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