Malaysia’s Lotus F1 Racing team has ready for the F1 race next year after passing the internal crash test.Read the full news from Bernama below.
LOTUS F1 RACE CAR PASSES FIRST INTERNAL CRASH TEST.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 — Malaysia’s Lotus F1 Racing team has crossed a milestone in its preparation for its debut in the 2010 world championship season by passing internal crash tests for its F1 car.
A side impact test as well as a nose box test were conducted according to Federation of International Automobile (FIA) requirements, according to a team statement.
During the nose box crash test, the majority of the nose was destroyed but the vertical white line which must remain intact after the impact was unscathed.
Official and mandatory FIA crash tests can only be carried out once the final chassis is completed.
The outcome of the internal tests represented a further boost for Lotus F1 Racing’s ongoing technical development, the statement added.
The tests also meet the tight schedule for the team which is preparing for the pre-season testing at Sepang Circuit in February before entering the season opener in Bahrain in March.
Lotus F1 Racing entry into the 2010 F1 World Championship was endorsed by the FIA in September this year.