Lotus preview the Turkish GP

Date published: May 4 2011

Lotus are hoping for an error free Friday and Saturday so that they can have the best possible chance of mixing it with the likes of Williams, Force India and Sauber on Sunday.

Jarno Trulli: “Turkey’s another chance for us to keep growing as a team and after the short break we’ve had it’ll be good to get back into the car. The team’s been hard at work on the aero updates we’ll introduce at the Spanish Grand Prix and on a couple of mechanical fixes that will give me a better platform to really push on from. I want to make sure we can repeat the performance we showed in China and that relies on us having an error free Friday and Saturday and giving us the best chance to fight with the likes of Williams, Force India and Sauber.”

Heikki Kovalainen: “We’ve obviously been pretty busy since getting back from China and it was great to see so many fans turn out for us at Duxford last week. I had a really good day and it was cool to be given the chance to be the first person drive the Caterham in our team colours in front of everyone. Now it’s on to Turkey which is a circuit I’ve always enjoyed. People talk about Turn 8 being the most hardcore bit of the track but for me it’s not that big a challenge – our car should be ok around the whole lap and after having had more time to work on the next update, which we’ll see in Barcelona, the focus will be on getting the most out of the car in qualifying and showing the pace that we know is there over one lap.”