Lotus chief executive Matthew Carter is optimistic after the team post improved financial results for the first half of 2014.
The Lotus Formula 1 team claims it will post dramatically reduced losses when its accounts are published in the coming weeks.
Lotus will continue to try new ideas on its E22 at the Singapore Grand Prix, but with one eye firmly on F1 2015 rather than the current campaign.
After a tough weekend at Monza, Lotus F1′s Federico Gastaldi expects the Enstone team to bounce back in the tighter confines of Singapore’s Marina Bay…
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With the European leg of the season complete, the teams and drivers head to Singapore and the spectacular Marina Bay Street Circuit for the second floodlit race of the year. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix discuss their prospects
With the European leg of the season complete, the teams and drivers head to Singapore and the spectacular Marina Bay Street Circuit for the second floodlit race of the year. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix discuss their prospects
Lotus Chairman Gerard Lopez is confident the team will be competitive again in 2015, admitting a design mistake has cost them this season.
Acting team principal at Lotus, Gerard Lopez has admitted that the team will continue to struggle until the end of the 2014 season, saying that a problem with the current E22 chassis will not be resolved.
Last year Lotus scored a race victory, 13 further podiums and fourth place in the championship. Thirteen rounds into the 2014 season and they have just eight points on the board. That’s the bad news
Lotus' Pastor Maldonado finished fourteenth and Romain Grosjean sixteenth after a fast-paced Italian Grand Prix under blue skies at Monza today. Pastor made a good start and drove an impeccable race whilst Romain suffered from a broken sidepod singlet affecting downforce and a downshift issue on his way to the chequered flag.
Lotus were seen racing at Monza with the smallest rear wing of any car. The team created a Monza-only rear wing, another alteration of the already fairly skinny rear wing seen at Spa-Francorchamps. The wing retains the V-shape in the middle of the wing, but different to most wings, the Monza spec does not extend to the maximum allowed height
Jenson Button, Kimi Raikkonen and Kevin Magnussen all scored points in Sunday’s Italian GP while Daniil Kvyat missed out in 11th place…
The Autodromo di Monza proved to be a cruel mistress to the fortunes of Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado in qualifying for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix. Pastor set the seventeenth and Romain the eighteenth fastest time.
Romain Grosjean says the Lotus Formula 1 team has given up developing this year’s car and will struggle to score for the rest of 2014
Romain Grosjean does not think Lotus will score another point this season after the team discovered a fundamental issue with the E22 at the last race in Belgium
Romain Grosjean has delivered a sombre assessment of Lotus’s prospects at this weekend’s Italian GP – and chances of adding to their meagre points tally over the rest of the season – after the former race winners were outpaced by minnows Marussia in practice.
In a relatively quiet news day in Monza yesterday, McLaren’s Jenson Button took issue with suggestions by Lotus’s Romain Grosjean that Fernando Alonso is the key to the 2015 driver market, for the simple reason that he doesn’t believe the Spaniard will leave Ferrari ahead of his contract expiry. It’s no secret that Button’s seat in the Woking team isn’t safe
Romain Grosjean will sit out first free practice for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix so that Lotus Formula 1 reserve Charles Pic can drive
Charles Pic and Daniel Juncadella will both drive during the first practice session of this weekend’s Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia 2014, for Lotus and Force India respectively. Juncadella, Force India’s reserve driver and a regular for Mercedes in Germany’s DTM series, will contest the opening 30 minutes of FP1 in a VJM07 before handing the car back to Sergio Perez for the rest of the weekend
Romain Grosjean says Fernando Alonso is the key to the driver market and is waiting on the Ferrari driver’s decision before committing his future to a team
Lotus continued its struggle with problems which have plagued the Enstone based team since the season kicked off. They intended to overcome their overheating problems and improve straight line speed.
Romain Grosjean does not think Lotus is well placed to turn around its flailing season at Monza this weekend but wants to use the race to gain momentum ahead of Singapore at the end of September
Two weeks on from a thrilling race at Spa-Francorchamps, the Formula One paddock moves on to historic Monza where the cars are expected to reach the highest speeds seen all year. Those involved in the Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia 2014 discuss their prospects…
Lotus deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi says the team has the resources to focus on both its 2014 and 2015 F1 cars this year
Lotus technical director Nick Chester believes speeds at Monza could hit 360kph (223mph) during the Italian Grand Prix weekend
Romain Grosjean concedes next weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza is likely to be a tough race for Lotus
Lotus’s Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado have welcomed the decision to replace the gravel run-off area at Monza’s Parabolica corner with asphalt ahead of next weekend’s Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia 2014. “Parabolica is a very challenging and quick corner so from a safety point of view it is a good thing to have some more margin for the drivers,” said Grosjean
Two weeks on from a thrilling race at Spa-Francorchamps, the Formula One paddock moves on to historic Monza where the cars are expected to reach the highest speeds seen all year. Those involved in the Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia 2014 discuss their prospects…
Two weeks on from a thrilling race at Spa-Francorchamps, the Formula One paddock moves on to historic Monza where the cars are expected to reach the highest speeds seen all year. Those involved in the Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia 2014 discuss their prospects…
From the track to the roads of Malaysia – Are you ready for the ride? Join Pastor Maldonado (Lotus F1 Team Driver) for a spin in the Renault Clio R.S. 200 EDC on the roads of Malaysia for an unforgettable ride.
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Lotus will be sponsored by Chinese firm Hisense for three races towards the end of the current F1 season
Legendary Lotus designer Len Terry, who was integral to the team’s success in Formula 1 and at Indianapolis in the 1960s, has died at the age of 90.
Lotus' Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean both suffered forced retirements from the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. Pastor parked his car early in the race with a suspected exhaust failure whilst Romain demonstrated promising race pace but was asked to retire late in the race 'for safety reasons'.
Romain Grosjean tells Crash.net that he will only leave Lotus at the end of the season for a seat at one of the four biggest teams
Romain Grosjean talks exclusively to Crash.net about the frustrations of 2014 so far with Lotus and the reasons why he would move elsewhere
On a wet track, Lotus' Romain Grosjean emerged through the challenge with fifteenth position for tomorrow’s 44-lap race while Pastor Maldonado took P18.
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in second practice for the Belgian Grand Prix as Pastor Maldonado crashes out in his Lotus.
Drivers – Jules Bianchi (Marussia), Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso), Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Felipe Massa (Williams), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing) Q: We had news this week that next season there will be a 17-year-old driver on the grid. Can I have your reaction from a driver’s point of view?
Romain Grosjean insists he is happy to bide his time in securing his Formula 1 future, as he awaits confirmation of Lotus’s engine plans.
So… the summer shutdown is over, and the teams’ relaxed and tanned drivers, engineers and mechanics are on their way to Spa, for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. I won the Belgian Grand Prix twice – in 1972 for Lotus and in 1974 for McLaren – but both races took place at the flat and featureless Nivelles circuit. I never raced in a Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, in fact, much to my regret, because m…
Refreshed and revitalised after their summer break, the members of the F1 paddock are raring to go racing once more as they journey to the classic Spa-Francorchamps circuit for next weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix. Those involved discuss their prospects
Eleven races and no top ten finish has left Lotus’ Pastor Maldonado keen to set the record straight at F1 resumes after its summer break.
Lotus isn’t ready to comment on next season as it tries to get its house in order for the resumption of F1 action in Belgium next weekend.
Romain Grosjean insists he is remaining positive about the remainder of the 2014 despite the “hurt” of the season so far and with a question-mark remaining over his future
Lotus still has some “fairly substantial upgrades” to come this season, technical director Nick Chester has confirmed ahead of next weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Lotus says it is still struggling to adapt to the loss of its Front and Rear Interconnected (FRIC) suspension which was removed before the German Grand Prix
Topspeed ist nicht die Stärke des Lotus E22. In Spa ist aber genau der gefragt. Lotus bringt neue Teile mit – doch werden sie rechtzeitig fertig?