Lotus Racing are now ready for the first season of the 2010 F1 Grand Prix.Read the full news from Bernama below.
LOTUS RACING SET FOR BAHRAIN AND THE START OF THE 2010 F1 SEASON.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 — Nearly six months after gaining entry into the 2010 Formula One (F1) World Championship, the Lotus Racing mean machine, T127, will burn out the tarmac at the Sakhir Circuit for the first practice session on Friday for the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend.
The team started its journey to Bahrain from its temporary headquarters in Norfolk, England, on Saturday with six airfreight boxes including the two F1 cars with A 60-strong entourage.
As its gears up for the first Grand Prix, the whole team, including the drivers, Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen, remained upbeat and honest about its expectations for the first few races.
Trulli commented: “It would be nice to score a point, but it is not going to be easy. We have to be realistic.”
Chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne said: “Our test season was extremely productive — in general we’ve had very good reliability, and the team is in very good shape going to the first race.”
Team principle Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes commented: “We are all looking forward to Bahrain, to have Lotus Racing on the grid will be a momentous occasion for all involved and, indeed, for our fans, whose support has been absolutely fantastic since we launched just under six months ago.
“Yes we are a little slower than the major leading teams. However, we will get there with passion, hard work and a clear vision — our aim for this first Grand Prix will be to finish and steadily but surely improve, race by race.”
Bahrain will host the season opening of 2010 Formula One (F1) World Championship from March 12 to 14 before the race moves to Australia on March 28.
Sepang will host the third of the 19-leg F1 race on April 4.