Lotus Team Principal Eric Boullier Expects More Teams To Miss First F1 Test
Lotus F1 Team Principal Eric Boullier said that his team "will not be the only team to miss Formula One's first pre-season test in Spain this month," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Boullier said that "the decision not to attend was no cause for concern." He said, "Everything is fine here. Lotus will be on the grid this year and for a long time. You will see, we will not be the only team not being in Jerez. I know this for a fact already." The first '14 test "is seen as particularly important, with teams working with a new V6 turbo engine with energy recovery systems and only three four-day tests available before the season starts in Australia in March." McLaren is due to launch its new car online on the Friday before testing while Mercedes and Caterham have said theirs will be presented on the first day at Jerez (REUTERS, 1/9).