Romain Grosjean has urged his Lotus team to treat the Formula 1 season-opener in Australia as more than just a test session.
Lewis Hamilton returned Mercedes to the top of the times during the final pre-season Formula 1 test of 2014 in Bahrain.
Lotus will need luck on their side just to finish the Australian GP after a troubled build-up to the 2014 Formula 1 season.
Valtteri Bottas led the way on the final morning of 2014 Formula 1 pre-season testing, while Sebastian Vettel suffered an off just before lunch.
Felipe Massa set the pace for Williams as the penultimate day of pre-season Formula 1 testing kicked off in Bahrain.
Romain Grosjean believes Lotus is on the backfoot with its 2014 Formula 1 challenger and is likely to struggle in the opening rounds of the season.
Felipe Massa set the fastest time of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain so far on Saturday, as Sebastian Vettel failed to complete a lap for Red Bull.
Felipe Massa set the pace for Williams as the penultimate day of pre-season Formula 1 testing kicked off in Bahrain, while reigning champion team Red Bull
Nico Rosberg set the fastest time of the week in Formula 1 testing in Bahrain, as reigning champion Red Bull suffered again.
Renault believes that Lotus will be able to complete "60 or 70 laps" on the third day of Bahrain Formula 1 testing, despite its troubled first two days.
Kevin Magnussen topped the second day of Bahrain Formula 1 testing for McLaren, as Mercedes-engined cars led the way again.
Romain Grosjean says he will not even consider trying set-up with the Lotus E22 before the Formula 1 season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
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