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.
Pastor Maldonado believes that Lotus can turn the page on the frustrations of 2014 and sees a bright future for himself with the team.
Pastor Maldonado believes that Lotus can turn the page on the frustrations of 2014 and sees a bright future for himself with the team.
Just days after an intense weekend’s racing in Germany, the Formula One paddock makes the short hop to Hungary and the technical, tricky, 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. Will the Mercedes steamroller thunder on?
Lotus remains committed to developing its 2014 F1 car, even though it has yielded only two point-scoring finishes.
Romain Grosjean remains on the radar for Lotus F1 next season, even if both parties admit that 2014 has been an exercise in frustration.
Libre en fin de saison, Romain Grosjean pourrait être tenté de…
Lotus insists it is confident it can retain Romain Grosjean beyond 2014 despite the frustrating season the team has endured so far this year
Lotus say that driver Romain Grosjean remains very much in their plans for next season, even though they were unable to confirm his 2015 seat when team mate Pastor Maldonado’s was announced last weekend. Grosjean made six podium appearances for Lotus last season, but the team’s disappointing 2014 form – the Frenchman has scored just eight points so far – has led to speculation that he could be lured elsewhere
Just days after an intense weekend’s racing in Germany, the Formula One paddock makes the short hop to Hungary and the technical, tricky, 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. Will the Mercedes steamroller thunder on? Will Williams finally overhaul them
Lotus F1 chairman and team principal Gerard Lopez casts a confident air when asked about the team’s prospects of bouncing back from a difficult 2014 campaign.
Lotus' Pastor Maldonado equalled his season-best finish of twelfth from his P19 starting position whilst Romain Grosjean was forced to retire from the German Grand Prix with a cooling issue on his E22.
There were points in the German Grand Prix for Nico Hulkenberg, Jenson Button, Kevin Magnussen and Sergio Perez…
Lotus’ Romain Grosjean says he cannot hope to challenge for points in the German Grand Prix if the race remains dry.
Pastor Maldonado has been confirmed as a Lotus driver for the 2015 Formula One season. The current campaign has been a troubled one for Maldonado and Lotus so far, with the Venezuelan yet to score a point for the Enstone-based marque.
Pastor Maldonado signs a deal to stay at Lotus for the 2015 season, despite failing to score a single point this year.
Lotus have confirmed that Pastor Maldonado will continue to race with the team for a second season next year, having joined from Williams at the end of 2013. Maldonado, the 2010 GP2 Series champion, made his F1 debut in 2011 and went on to become the first Venezuelan to win a Grand Prix
Pastor Maldonado will continue as a Lotus Formula 1 driver in 2015, team principal Gerard Lopez has confirmed
Lotus has announced Pastor Maldonado will remain with the team for the 2015 season
Romain Grosjean has no doubts that Lotus has been hurt by being forced to remove its FRIC suspension system for this weekend’s German Grand Prix
Romain Grosjean has no doubts that Lotus has been hurt by being forced to remove its FRIC suspension system for this weekend’s German Grand Prix
Lotus' Romain Grosjean qualified in fifteenth and Pastor Maldonado nineteenth after a searing hot qualifying session at the Hockenheimring for the German Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean (Lotus – 15e) : «Notre objectif était d’entrer en Q2…
Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado feel the move to outlaw FRIC for the German GP has had a greater effect on Lotus than their rivals.
Team Representatives – John Booth (Marussia), Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Federico Gastaldi (Lotus), Christijan Albers (Caterham), Toto Wolff (Mercedes), Cyril Abiteboul (Renault) Q: Cyril, if we could start with you. Perhaps you could tell us why the job change to Renault?
Romain Grosjean has challenged Lotus to show him it will have a more competitive car in 2015 to help him make a decision over his future
After a high-speed, breathless race at Silverstone, Formula One racing heads to Germany this week where the drivers will take on the technical Hockenheim circuit for the first time since 2012. Red Bull, Lotus and Force India – all points scorers two years ago – discuss their prospects for this weekend’s Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2014
Lotus deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi believes low-profile tyres – as tested by his team at Silverstone last week – could help contribute to Formula One’s ‘wow’ factor and would back even larger wheels in the future
Lotus ran Pirelli’s 18-inch tyres during the Silverstone test, but technical chief Nick Chester insists much time would be needed to adapt F1 car design to suit them.
Lotus ran Pirelli’s 18-inch tyres during the Silverstone test, but technical chief Nick Chester insists much time would be needed to adapt F1 car design to suit them.
Technical director Nick Chester is hopeful that the latest raft of new parts for the recalcitrant E22 will bring Lotus F1 back into play at the German Grand Prix.
Pastor Maldonado looks to bounce back from a frustrating British Grand Prix, but concedes that Hockenheim may not be the ideal circuit for Lotus F1.
Alexander Albon (KTR) made light of less-than-ideal conditions at the Nürburgring on Saturday morning to claim his second Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 pole, nearly a year after his first. The Lotus F1 Junior Team driver will head the grid from points leader Nyck de Vries (Koiranen GP), with Nick Cassidy (Koiranen GP) and Andrea Pizzitola (Manor MP Motorsport) making up the second row.
After a high-speed, breathless race at Silverstone, Formula One heads to Germany and the technical Hockenheim circuit for the first time since 2012. Red Bull and Lotus, both podium contenders two years ago, discuss their prospects for next weekend’s Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2014
Lotus deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi is hoping Pastor Maldonado enjoys a change of fortunes at the German Grand Prix
Lotus’ stellvertretender Teamchef Federico Gastaldi blickt auf ein schwieriges Wochenende in Silverstone zurück und philosophiert über Gerechtigkeit.
Lotus technical director Nick Chester says the team are hoping a raft of upgrades to the E22 will significantly boost performance at Hockenheim next weekend. Romain Grosjean’s eighth-place finishes in Barcelona and Monaco remain the only occasions when the team have scored points so far this season
Romain Grosjean believes the German Grand Prix will be a test of how far Lotus has progressed so far this season