F1: New Lotus E23 passes FIA crash tests

The carbon fibre chassis of Lotus' new, 2015 Formula 1 car has passed all the mandatory FIA crash tests.

Interestingly, the chassis failed the first crash tests held last month. Tehncial director Nick Chester and his team of engineers made the necessary corrections and the chassis was homologated yesterday, Jan. 16.

McLaren, Sauber and Toro Rosso have also confirmed that their chassis were approved by the FIA.

A new V6 Power Unit will power the E23 this season after the team decided to switch engine suppliers from Renault to Mercedes.

Frenchman Romain Grosjean and Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado will again be Lotus' race drivers this season.


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