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Lotus sure race pace will be better

The team are confident that their race pace will be better than qualifying pace.
Saturday, April 5, 2014

 

April 5, 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - After qualifying 16th and 17th in Bahrain, Lotus are sure that their race pace will be better than their qualifying pace.

Pastor Maldonado qualified 17th after being knocked out of Q1 by teammate Romain Grosjean, who went onto qualify 16th.

Neither driver was impressed with their qualifying performance in Bahrain, but the Enstone based team are sure that their will perform much better during tomorrow’s race.

Alan Permane, Trackside Operations Director, said the team could expect to see improved pace during tomorrow’s race.

“Our race pace is better in relative terms than our qualifying pace.” said Permane.

Maldonado is yet to finish a race in 2014 and is looking forward to seeing what the E22 can do.

“we've made an important step forwards in terms of reliability. There have been no problems this weekend which is quite positive so fingers crossed for tomorrow.” he said.

“For race pace we look much more competitive than in qualifying. I’m looking forward to the race and seeing what is possible.”

Though he qualified 16th Grosjean said the car felt more driveable and was hoping to be able to put up a good fight on Sunday.

“If we look at the whole weekend we've been struggling on the track. This evening the car felt more together and more driveable” said the Frenchman.

“I'm happy with the way the team has been working and pushing in the right direction. We have to try things and try to understand why we are where we are and why we are not unlocking our potential.

“I hope the race pace will be a little bit better than the qualifying pace and then we can put up a good fight in the race.”

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