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Posted on February 7, 2014

The E22, the final car to hit the track in pre season build up, should get a run out today at Jerez, Spain. It is due to be a shakedown in preparation for the crucial tests starting in a couple of

Pastor Maldonado will the car and he tweeted, Finally back to the work, planing a filming day in today. Looking forward to the new E22.

Lotus elected to skip the group test last which in retrospect looks a reasonable plan given the that Renault powered encountered. Most severe was the Red team, which managed 21 laps of running.


The buzz F1 teams and insiders is all around how it will take for Renault to fix the which they encountered their new hybrid engine installed in cars.

The engine had undergone testing on but a variety of problems including energy issues, turbo and cooling issues on some notably the Red Bull, have put on the back foot; problems the control and operation of the various of the power unit within the Renault produced some term fixes in Jerez and a more definitive fix for the Bahrain but it s clear that they lost time and are continuing to time, relative to the opposition.

As McLaren showed vividly season, losing time at the of the year is a dangerous game the other teams move at such a pace, you cannot up. Even a well resourced like McLaren stood chance of making up lost

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Estimates of how far Renault are behind from two months to six months. If it s the then they can fix their and the leading teams like Red might have a chance of back points, especially their ability to develop on the side and their strong record in the second half of F1

But if it s more like six months, the season is lost. This also be a blow for the other customer teams, Lotus, and Toro Rosso in their midfield and tail of the field

So the onus is on the Mercedes and Ferrari cars to get a strong start to the and rack up the early points.

Early indications are that the Mercedes powered teams, are set for a much stronger season, has a better car, albeit some question marks the rear end aerodynamics, while all will be on Force India in as they did not cover as much as the others in Jerez.

Mercedes the favourites, but are unwilling to even that notion, preferring to on developing their car and seeing they are in Melbourne and Sepang, the two races of the season.

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