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Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado back into the ring in Austin

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado back into the ring in Austin

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on October 28, 2014

Venezuelan Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado is in Austin, Texas, where on Sunday he will be at the United States Grand Prix, valid penultimate Formula One World.

E22 of Lotus is estimated that should be better at this track because its characteristics.

"Austin is one of the best tracks that make up the calendar of Formula 1. Turn one is particularly spectacular with its steep streets and the atmosphere that exists with the fans is special. The track is particularly demanding for the tires, given a lot of high speed corners which owns and also around very long on this track, "said Pastor at his arrival to the circuit.

The flyer sponsored by PDVSA, will do the first acknowledgment walk to the layout designed by Hermann Tilke this Thursday, who has such a gap of 41 meters in the area of the curve one aspect that will result in a real roller coaster for the flyers.

The main straight of the Circuit of the Americas is one thousand meters. "We aim to a better performance than we had in Sochi. We think Austin should fit a little better for our car, which is positive. We hope that the many problems we face in Russia to maximize time and power are not repeated be as productive as possible, “said the pilot from Maracay.

It was learned that one of the Lotus will have a new nose in rehearsals on Friday, similar to that which will be used in the car 2015.

"This will aim to assess its aerodynamic behavior and gather data as part of preparations for the E23, 2015. Obviously it will not be the final nose for next year, but a style that will be around the E23. This component was not developed for the E22, so it does not measure its performance with the current car, but we will be a great reference. We will test with it only on Friday's first practice and will be placed in one of two cars in order to compare, "said Nick Chester Technical Director of Lotus.

For his part, Pastor showed a professional approach to what will be next year season. "We are working very hard and with great expectations for 2015. There will be many changes to the car for next year and the team is very optimistic about the chassis of E23. However, there are three races left in 2014 which are still priority and we will make every effort to capture points and finish as strong as possible in every competition, "said Maldonado who has 25 Grands Prix in a row without scoring points.

The Schedule

The United States Grand Prix includes in its agenda the start of the first practice (in time for Venezuela) at 10:30 am on Friday, while the second set of hour and a half, will be at 2:30 pm. The recent collaborative trials with sixty minutes of regulation begin at 10:30 am Saturday and classification will be held at 1:30 pm to set the grid valid penultimate Formula 1, the start is scheduled for 3: 30 pm Sunday, with 56 laps of the track 5,513 meters.


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