The biggest news from today’s test in Barcelona was that Lotus pulled out.  The team pulled out because of issues with their new chassis.  It could prove to be a massive set back for the team, with these few days of testing being critical for teams to get their 2012 cars up to speed.

The full details of the situation are yet to be confirmed, but for now here’s the moment when the team literally pulled out of the Barcelona test.

The other interesting news is that before the problems came about, we learned from a trusted source that Kimi Raikkonen wasn’t turning up at all this week – make of that what you will.