Permane Lotus is on the same level as Ferrari
In Barcelona Roman Grosjean earned for Lotus F1 first points this season, but the team react comment on it with cautious optimism. Chief race engineer Alan Permane believes that the machine E22 great potential, but there is still a lot of work.
Alan Permane it's still too early to judge. In the short time we have achieved very significant progress, both in working with chassis and power plant. In qualifying at Barcelona we are ahead of Ferrari, though lost to them in the race. However, it is difficult to say at what point finished a novel Grosjean, if not problems with the engine. Let's just say at the moment we are on the same level as Ferrari.
Question do You think the team will progress further Implemented not yet the full potential
Alan Permane I'm pretty sure. Our results are growing with every day.
Question Hopes for progress, primarily related to technical innovations, which will introduce the team, or work on optimization of chassis settings
Alan Permane the Progress we have demonstrated in Barcelona, explained how advanced settings and the set of updates that had been prepared for this race.
Question How is the preparation for the next Grand Prix
Alan Permane We continue to increase downforce E22. The team in any case not going to give up, so everyone is working with full dedication.
Alan Permane I Think on this route our machine should work very well. Also we are preparing several new products, while on the special version of the aerodynamic body kit, which would be increased downforce, we are not talking. Already in Barcelona we made sure that the machine generates higher downforce, while we managed to reduce air resistance. Expect to Monaco, we will be able to slightly reduce the gap to the leaders.
text Andrew Elk