Pastor Maldonado nonetheless optimistic about Lotus’ 2014 Formula A single outlook: Maldonado and teammate Romain Grosjean have struggled to change to the new E22 automobile

Maldonado and teammate Romain Grosjean have struggled to alter to the new E22 auto

By: Adam Cooper on March 27, 2014

Pastor Maldonado leads Romain Grosjean in the Australian Grand Prix.

LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Pastor Maldonado prospects Romain Grosjean in the Australian Grand Prix.

Pastor Maldonado remains upbeat about the prospective customers of Lotus in the 2014 Formula A single season in spite of the lack of miles the E22 car has run therefore far.

The 2 Maldonado and teammate Romain Grosjean retired in the Australian Grand Prix soon after finishing the longest runs that the car had managed.

“The preseason, it was very challenging for us,” he said nowadays. “We’;ve been working really difficult and attempting to push to resolve all of the difficulties. These types of problems, when you get at the bottom of the difficulty, you see that they are not enormous problems effortless to repair, but it took so much time from the check.

“In the very first race again, we missed free of charge practice, even on Saturday, qualifying, so we have not been in a position to do appropriate long runs and to see our genuine possible of the auto due to the fact of this type of problems we’;ve had. And now I hope to have a far better weekend. We’;ve been operating difficult once again to try out to enhance. We improved fairly a good deal for the race. We had never ever been able to run for a lot more than 10 laps with each other, and for the duration of the race, we did a lot more than thirty laps with both autos, which is a step forward. Now we are fully centered on finishing the race, and I think if we finish the race, we will be in a excellent place to battle for good locations.”

In spite of his optimism, he admits it was tough to judge exactly where the auto stands relative to the opposition.

“It is very difficult to say just since everything is new for us. We will need to have some a lot more time in the automobile, specially to explore the prospective of the automobile. It really is quite tough to say. The feeling is not undesirable, but towards the other teams, we want some far more time on the track and try to do our best to catch them. I believe it is going to be a extremely tough starting of the season, but, yet again, issues are modifying quickly in F1. We have been doing work really challenging, the crew is very very good on reacting and hopefully this race will be much better for us.”

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