Lotus's E23 2015 Formula 1 car may not run before Tuesday of test

Lotus expects its E23 2015 Formula 1 car to complete its first proper running on day three of the first pre-season test at Jerez this week

Lotus's E23 2015 Formula 1 car may not run before Tuesday of test

The team missed the opening day's running on Sunday as its car was en route to Spain from its Enstone base.

While the E23 arrived during the afternoon on Sunday, the team now needs to work through its build programme before it can hit the track.

A press release issued by Lotus on Sunday evening said that the team did not expect to complete any "significant" running until Tuesday, but its technical director Nick Chester said it would be a case of getting the car ready as soon as possible.

"We have been pursuing a very tight and aggressive build programme with the E23 which is one of the most technically advanced cars to have come out of Enstone," he said.

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"We will take to the track with this car as soon as we are ready from an engineering perspective.

"We've fired-up the car at Enstone and we're now putting everything together ahead of the first laps on track.

"Everyone at Enstone is very positive with what we've seen so far and we're looking forward to it turning its wheels in anger for the first time later this week."

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