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How Much Ground Did Lotus Lose by Missing Jerez Preseason Test?

If you thought Red Bull was in trouble after its disastrous showing in the opening pre-season test of the season in Jerez, then spare a thought for Lotus. The Enstone team was forced to sit out and watch with interest as many of its rivals, barring Red Bull, racked up important miles testing their new power plants for the first time in anger. Lotus’ decision not to run in Jerez was due to a combination of many factors, a couple of which were thought to be budgetary factors and shoring up its 2014 entry. According to the team’s technical director Nick Chester, as quoted by ESPN F1, the reason for missing the test was simply because the car was not ready to run and had also not passed all of the mandatory crash tests: We're going...

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