As always the factory has been a busy place. Just last Friday we had the drivers here to meet all our partners and present the brand new car. There were various presentations, Q&A’s with the drivers, and then a delicious three-course lunch. It was a really fun day and a nice chance for everybody to get to know each other before the season begins. You can see some of the photos from the day below.
As for the R31, it’s just got back from the paint shop where all those scratches and chips from testing have been patched up. It has just been handed back to the mechanics who are busy servicing the parts and rebuilding the chassis ready for next week’s Barcelona test. All being well the car will be on its way to Spain by Saturday evening, due to arrive at the track 24 hours later.
While the mechanics prep the cars, the drivers will be busy on the media circuit. This week it’s the Geneva Motorshow for Nick, Vitaly and Bruno.
They will all be star guests on the Lotus stand on Tuesday where they will be interviewed on stage and meet some fans. Look out for updates on twitter during the day and a blog later in the week.
Fonte: Lotus Renault GP