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Month 4

In the fast lane

To cope with the huge mountain of tasks, the 50- member capricorn team works virtually around the clock. To win the race against time, weekend shifts are the norm. But the efforts are worthwhile because, just as with a puzzle, the parts slowly begin to add up to the big picture. The first chassis is assembled from a large number of individual components. At the same time, chassis no. 2 and the first running gear components, such as the pushrods, go into production. In addition, the capricorn experts are working on covering all elements of the car.

And the first running gear components, such as the pushrods, go into production

Month 5

On the home straight

The final phase is underway and the Formula 1 racing car project is perfectly on track. The capricorn specialists work out the final details at full speed. The assembled chassis receives its final touches. capricorn manufac- tures the final key component on the front wing for the Lotus Cosworth T127.

The perfect interaction between Lotus Racing and capricorn culminates in the desired result: exactly five months after being awarded the starting place, on 12 January 2010, the Lotus Racing team reveals its com- pleted race car in London – a somewhat conservative design in the traditional Lotus colours.

The finish

Crossing the finish line

After a successful track test, the Lotus Cosworth T127 achieves its goal – just in time for the beginning of the Formula 1 2010 season, the race car is on the starting grid on 14 March 2010 in Bahrain.

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