Trackside with Jerome D'Ambrosio

Trackside with Jerome D'Ambrosio

Lotus's reserve driver Jerome d'Ambrosio joined Edd Straw trackside at Jerez, and his expertise offered a unique insight into how Formula 1's 2012 challengers behave and compare out on circuit

"Shall we go to the chicane? It's not a fast corner, but it's good because you can see the car on the brakes, on change of direction and grip," asks Jerome d'Ambrosio.

It's good idea, for while the fast corners tend to be the ones where the cars look most dramatic as a spectacle, the run through the right-left-right chicane, named after Ayrton Senna, tells you far more about the cars. So at the Lotus reserve driver's suggestion, we head to the exit of the complex to take a look at the 2012 challengers in the middle of the afternoon.

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