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Lotus P1/01 Completes Initial Shakedown

Lotus P1/01 completes shakedown at German airfield ahead of COTA debut…


The new Lotus P1/01 has completed an initial shakedown ahead of its planned debut in September’s FIA World Endurance Championship round at Circuit of The Americas.

According to a report on, the LMP1-L car, unveiled two weeks ago at Le Mans, completed around 100 km on an airfield near Donauwörth, Germany with Thomas Holzer at the wheel.

A full week of testing is planned at a circuit in Southern Europe in July, with Christijan Albers and Pierre Kaffer expected to join Holzer behind the wheel of the AER-powered prototype.

The Lotus P1/01 is only the second LMP1-L car, joining the pair of Rebellion R-One Toyotas, which debuted in the second round of the FIA WEC season at Spa in May.

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