FEBRUARY 7, 2014
Other Renault teams to observe Lotus debut
Representatives of the Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Caterham teams will reportedly be present when Lotus does its 'filming day' at Jerez on Friday.
With the Enstone team having sat out the first official test in southern Spain, Brazil's Globo claims troubled engine supplier Renault has invited its other customers back to Jerez as the E22 makes its track debut.
The report said that while Lotus was not keen on the idea, Renault wants all of its V6 customers at Jerez "to monitor" the E22 rollout, presumably to get to the bottom of the technical problems that marred the official Jerez test.
To sweeten the deal for Lotus, who preferred that the 'filming day' remain private, Renault has reportedly vowed to pay for the outing.
Globo said the new Lotus will "debut some of the changes" devised by Renault since Caterham, and particularly Toro Rosso and Red Bull, struggled to merely run their new 2014 cars at Jerez last week.