Lotus to revert to old spec exhaust

Lotus will run their old exhaust on Day Two at Bahrain after issues with the new design damaged the E22.

Pastor Maldonado brought out the red flags a few minutes before the lunch break on Day One of the final pre-season test.

Lotus diagnosed an exhaust issue and spent the rest of the day trying to fix the problem before eventually confirming that Maldonado would not be taking to the track again.

“Unfortunately, our new specification exhaust system failed, causing a small amount of damage to the surrounding area of the car,” revealed Trackside Operations Director Alan Permane.

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