Nov.23 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Lotus is finally getting up-and-running with a state of the art driver simulator, the Dutch website formule1.nl reports.

Romain Grosjean said he got his first taste of the new technology whilst preparing recently for Austin’s brand new Circuit of the Americas layout.

“I spent half a day in the simulator,” said the Frenchman.

“There are still some things to be improved, because we are only now starting to use it, but if it works properly it will be of great value,” added Grosjean.