Lotus makes track debut at Jerez
|By Matt Beer||Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 08:20 GMT|
Lotus has completed its first run alongside the rest of the Formula 1 field as this week's Jerez test got underway this morning.
The team has entrusted the T127 to test driver Fairuz Fauzy for its first day, and the Malaysian joined the rest of the pack for an installation lap shortly after the start of the session at 9am local time. He then briefly returned to the pits before embarking on a longer run.
Lotus had previously completed a shakedown run at Silverstone before its launch event last week, but today marks the start of the team's fully-fledged testing programme.
Fauzy will remain in the car for the rest of the day before handing over to Heikki Kovalainen for the next two days. Jarno Trulli then has his first run for Lotus on Saturday.