Lotus announced days ago that it will bring the biggest update package of the season to its home race in Silverstone. Alan Permane has announced new front and rear wings, and after more than a year of testing, a passive DRS system is expected to appear among the novelties, which will help Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean reach even higher speeds on the planes even faster. All eyes will be open in the "airbox" of the Lotus E21, where in the case of using this system, the slots on the side of the air intake will remain open. Lotus has performed one of the permitted aerodynamic tests in recent days, where they apparently also tested the aforementioned DRS system. As it turns out, the team from Enston finally managed to train a complex system that should bring some advantages on the fast track in Silverston.
Lotus says they will test the latest version of the dual DRS system immediately after the Bahrain Grand Prix race this weekend and before the next race for the Spanish Grand Prix. Lotus technical director James Allison said the passive device, which improves the performance of the adjustable rear wing at certain speeds, will be tested during an aerodynamic test. “We have some work to do on it,” Allison said. "I will test DDRS between Bahrain and the start of the European part of the season, when we will have the opportunity to do some so-called in-plane tests." Only five days will pass between the end of the race for the Chinese Grand Prix and the first free practice before the race in Bahrain, so the teams have little time to deliver new parts of the cars. But they will still be at