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.
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?
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
After wins and podiums in 2012 and 2013, Lotus have struggled mightily this season, with reliability issues and a lack of pace leaving them battling just to break into the top ten. But while progress might not be immediately apparent, technical director Nick Chester insists the team have made great strides with their understanding of what’s required in Formula One racing’s new era – and is adamant crucial lessons have been learnt for 2015
Pastor Maldonado believes there is “no reason” for Lotus not to retain its current driver line-up for next season.
Pastor Maldonado insists he is enjoying his time at Lotus more than when he was at Williams, despite the two teams’ reversal in fortunes this year
Romain Grosjean believes his former Lotus team-mate Kimi Raikkonen is struggling in Formula 1 this year because the cars do not suit his driving style
Romain Grosjean is sure Lotus will produce a better car in 2015 but is keeping his options for next season open
Romain Grosjean has stressed that his “love” for the Lotus Formula 1 team alone won’t be enough to keep him at the team next year
Kimi Raikkonen insists he has lost none of his speed since his winter return to Ferrari from Lotus despite his disappointing run of results and is confident that both he and the team can eventually return to race-winning ways.
Lotus driver Romain Grosjean philosophical about a nightmare 2014 F1 season with the troublesome and underpowered Lotus E22
Lotus driver Romain Grosjean philosophical about a nightmare 2014 F1 season with the troublesome and underpowered Lotus E22
Lotus will be able to fight for points more regularly when Formula 1 returns following the August break, according to Pastor Maldonado
Romain Grosjean says he is not entirely surprised to see Kimi Raikkonen struggling this year at Ferrari and believes it may be down to the latest generation Pirelli tyres
The reign of Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci is little more than 100 days old, but this week the first changes in his restructing of the team came to light. Former Lotus technical director James Allison is in overall charge of the entire technical project, both chassis and engine.
The FIA has revealed it is looking into a new way to improve safety at a time when one or more of the wheels become detached from a car. The automatic deflation solution should prevent wheels from bouncing onto other cars or into the crowd.
Romain Grosjean hopes the Lotus Formula 1 team can mimic 2009 world champion outfit Brawn GP and revive its flagging fortunes next season
Businessman Denis Welch from Dilhorne, Staffordshire died when he lost control of a 1960 Lotus 18 during a race for pre-1966 Grand Prix cars at Silverstone in Northamptonshire yesterday.
Lotus' Pastor Maldonado finished in thirteenth position whilst Romain Grosjean retired from an eventful Hungarian Grand Prix. The entire team now looks forwards to the summer break following which it is determined to fight back from a difficult first half of the season.
There were points in the German Grand Prix for Jean-Eric Vergne and Jenson Button, but Sauber miss out again.
From Lewis Hamilton’s sternest test of the season so far to the threat posed to Nico Rosberg by Red Bull, and from Sauber’s push for their first points of the year to Lotus’s desire for a spot of rain, we break down the key themes to look out for in Sunday’s Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydij 2014
Lotus' Romain Grosjean qualified in fifteenth whilst Pastor Maldonado retired from qualifying at the Hungarorging for the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix. Romain pushed through to the second wave of qualifying at the 4.4km circuit whilst Pastor’s charge evaporated before a lap was completed.
Drivers from teams competing in Saturday’s Hungarian Grand Prix discuss their teams’ progress and chances. Pastor Maldonado says Lotus F1 are confident following reliability issues while …
Drivers – Marcus Ericsson (Caterham), Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham), Pastor Maldonado (Lotus), Sergio Perez (Force India), Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso) Q: Marcus, ten races into your first season, what have you learned?
Romain Grosjean says he will hold off making a decision on where he will be next season for “as long as options are open”
Without an F1 points finish since Monaco, and now without FRICS on his Lotus, Romain Grosjean remains optimistic that the team can unlock the potential of the E22.
Lotus technical director Nick Chester has revealed that next year’s car from the Enstone squad will be markedly different to the current E22.