Romain Grosjean’s Lotus topped the timesheets at the final day of Formula One testing at Italy’s Mugello circuit, lapping two-tenths faster than Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was a surprising third; possibly La Scuderia has found some answers
Grosjean was fastest Wednesday as well.
Lotus only ran 66 laps; they changed the E-20’s suspension three times throughout the two sessions, and made some aero changes as well.
“We also trialed some aerodynamic parts which had already been looked at over the last two days to confirm the findings we had attained previously which produced some promising results,” said race engineer Simon Rennie on the Lotus website. “We had another long intermission while a third variation of the suspension was fitted, which again looked positive. It’s been an extremely useful session with a lot of quality mileage preferred to a huge quantity.”
Grosjean finished third in the Bahrain Grand Prix. After being fastest in testing two days in a row he and the team are surely eager for the next race, the Spanish Grand Prix on May 13.