Programme complete at Lotus


Lotus wrapped up their final day of on-track action for this season with two youngsters behind the wheel at the Abu Dhabi circuit.

Esteban Ocon and Alex Lynn put in the laps during the final day of testing, covering 34 apiece.

While newly crowned GP3 Series Champion Lynn’s best time was a 1:46.168, Ocon finished with a 1:47.013.

“The day went well,” said Ocon.

“I was already comfortable with the E22 having driven it in FP1 last Friday morning so I was able to be more constructive today as I didn’t have to go through the early learnings again like the procedures.

“This enabled me to go into the programme straight away and get working.”

Lynn, meanwhile, is already looking forward to his next opportunity to drive a F1 car.

“That was my first experience in a Formula 1 car and I’m really thankful to Lotus F1 Team for making it happen,” he said.

“It’s so nice to drive the E22, it reacts so well and does everything you want it to. I can’t wait for my next opportunity to get behind the wheel.”