Mercedes’ faltering rivals have hailed the world champions’ new car as “unbelievably quick” with the Silver Arrows’ domination of F1 set to continue at the start of the 2015 season.
Pastor Maldonado says the combination of the Lotus E23 mated to the Mercedes power unit is giving him the confidence he needs to push.
The 26-year-old will join the team for the new F1 season in a development driver role, having risen through the sport and here is all the key information you need
Romain Grosjean says Fernando Alonso’s testing crash raises questions about the safety of the AstroTurf used on the outside of some corners in Formula One
Carmen Jordá today joined Lotus F1 Team, marking the second female driver currently related to Formula One. Carmen will attend Grands Prix and Formula 1 tests throughout 2015 for Lotus F1 Team as well as doing a simulator programme at Enstone. Carmen will drive the E23 Hybrid on track during the course of 2015.
Romain Grosjean says the Lotus E23 Hybrid already suits him more than last year’s ever did after completing first day of final Formula 1 test
Lotus have signed Spaniard Carmen Jorda to the role of development driver for the 2015 season.
The 26-year-old will join the team, with Lotus confirming she will get a ‘significant simulator programme’ for her new role
Spain’s Carmen Jorda becomes the second woman to join a Formula 1 team in a back-up role after signing up with Lotus.
Lotus have announced that they have appointed GP3 racer Carmen Jordá as a development driver for the 2015 season. The role will see the Spanish racer drive the team’s current car at some point during the season, although the team did not specify if that would be at a test.
Lotus has signed Carmen Jorda as a development driver for the 2015 season
Carmen Jorda joins Lotus as its development driver and will work on a simulator programme at the team’s factory along with tests in the E23 Hybrid
Lotus F1 has announced Carmen Jorda as its development driver for 2015, who will work closely with the team at its Enstone factory in an intensive simulator programme
Lotus have appointed Carmen Jorda as a development driver for the 2015 season. In her new role the 26-year-old Spaniard, who most recently raced in GP3, will attend Grands Prix and Formula One tests throughout the year, as well as undergoing a significant simulator programme at the team’s base in Enstone
GP3 racer Carmen Jorda has secured a development driver role with the Lotus Formula 1 team and will test its 2015 car
Legendary F1 chief designer Gerard Ducarouge has passed away at the age of 73. The colourful Frenchman is best remembered for his work with Ligier and Lotus, where he was responsible for a string of race winning cars. Born in … Continue reading →
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Lotus driver Romain Grosjean set the fastest time of the second Formula 1 pre-season test, but Mercedes cast a shadow over all rivals at Barcelona
Romain Grosjean made it three out of four for Lotus at this week’s pre-season test in Barcelona as he topped an eventful day marked by Fernando Alonso’s unusual crash in the McLaren
Romain Grosjean went quickest for Lotus on the final day of testing in Barcelona, while local hero Fernando Alonso gave his fans a scare when he left the track in an air ambulance following a heavy impact with the barriers. Alonso’s difficult week for McLaren ended shortly before lunchtime when his Honda-powered machine left the track at turn three, making […]
Lotus’ Romain Grosjean is fastest but the second pre-season test is overshadowed by Fernando Alonso’s accident.
Romain Grosjean keeps Lotus at the head of the timesheets as the second pre-season test ends, while Nico Rosberg hints at Mercedes potential in second
Romain Grosjean ensured Lotus ended the second Formula 1 pre-season test on top as Nico Rosberg used medium tyres to deliver an ominous warning for Mercedes’ rivals at Barcelona
Romain Grosjean went fastest for Lotus as Fernando Alonso crashed and was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure on the final day of the second pre-season test at Barcelona. Grosjean leapt to the top of the timesheets in the afternoon when he bolted on Pirelli’s supersoft compound and dropped down to a 1m 24.067s – the fastest time any driver managed over the four-day test in Spain
Pastor Maldonado says he is excited by the driveability of the Lotus E23 after he topped the third day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya
Pastor Maldonado hails the performance and potential of the Lotus after turning in another fastest time on the third day of F1 testing in Spain.
Pastor Maldonado topped the times for the second time in three days as the Lotus squad completed a trouble-free day at Circuit de Catalunya. McLaren, meanwhile, hit more trouble as the replacement seal the team had banked on following Thursday’s issues failed in a similar manner, leading to severely curtailed running. 2012 Spanish Grand Prix winner Maldonado used Pirelli’s super […]
Pastor Maldonado topped the timesheets for the second time in three days as Lotus continued their encouraging pre-season testing form in Barcelona on Saturday. The Venezuelan driver, quickest on the opening day of the test on Thursday, lapped the Catalan circuit in 1m 24.348s to finish just under four tenths of a second clear of Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen
Pastor Maldonado set the pace for Lotus for the second time in three days of Barcelona Formula 1 testing on Saturday
Pastor Maldonado and Lotus lead the timesheets at the Circuit de Catalunya once again, as McLaren hit more technical issues.
Pastor Maldonado and Lotus set the fastest time of the Barcelona test so far as McLaren-Honda ran into yet more problems on day three at the Circuit de Catalunya.
After scoring six podiums and 132 points in 2013, Romain Grosjean came back down to earth with a bump last season, scoring just 8 points as Lotus struggled for performance. But after an encouraging start to testing with the new E23 Hybrid, the Frenchman is feeling much more positive about his chances in 2015, not least because he now has Mercedes power at his disposal
Jolyon Palmer had his first taste of the Lotus F1 Team E23 Hybrid in his role as Third and Reserve Driver today. Over the course of 77 laps at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the GP2 Champion ran through a programme of tyre and aero assessments, setting a best lap of 1min 26.280secs.
Lotus test and reserve driver Jolyon Palmer got his first taste of the E23 Hybrid on Friday during day two of the Barcelona test and said he loved being in the car .
Pastor Maldonado says Lotus has made “strong progress” since Jerez and that his quickest time today at Barcelona is a “great starting point for the week”.
Pastor Maldonado gave the Lotus team a much needed tonic by topping the times at the end of the first day of testing in Barcelona. But there was drama for McLaren and Mercedes who endured problematic days with contrasting issues, while Susie Wolff and Felipe Nasr were delayed after colliding on track.
Pastor Maldonado’s fastest time of the first day of testing in Barcelona was not achieved with low fuel, according to the Venezuelan driver
Lotus’ Pastor Maldonado topped a scrappy opening day at the second pre-season test in Barcelona, which featured the unusual sight of two cars colliding and saw McLaren and Mercedes hampered by problems
Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado took advantage of a late soft-tyre run to top an incident-filled first day of testing at Barcelona on Thursday. The Venezuelan clocked a lap of 1m 25.011s with just under an hour of the session remaining to eclipse long-time pacesetter Kimi Raikkonen, who ended just 0.156s back for Ferrari
Pastor Maldonado used soft tyres to go fastest for Lotus-Mercedes on a Barcelona Formula 1 test day disrupted by a collision between Felipe Nasr and Susie Wolff
Pastor Maldonado puts Lotus top of the timesheets on the first day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya; Hamilton, Button end day early
Ferrari maintained their impressive early-season form on the first day of the Barcelona test as McLaren-Honda’s woes continued and Lewis Hamilton was forced to stop running due to illness.
The Lotus team principal, Gérard Lopez, wants to reach out to a younger audience and close the gap between the haves and the have-nots• …
Palmer, the GP2 champion and  son of ex-Tyrrell racer Jonathan, took to social media to tell of his delight as he headed off to the airport for testing
GP2 champion Jolyon Plamer will make his test debut with Lotus this week as he takes part in the team’s test schedule in Barcelona
Jolyon Palmer will make his first appearance for Lotus during this week’s pre-season test at Barcelona. The reigning GP2 champion, who joined the team as their third driver for 2015, will get behind the wheel of the Mercedes-powered E23 on day two of the four-day test. Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean will share the other three days
Jolyon Palmer will get a full day in the Lotus E23 Hybrid during the second F1 test in Barcelona, alongside Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean.
GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer will get his first run in a Lotus Formula 1 car at this week’s Barcelona test
Lotus deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi believes his outfit is destined to bounce back in F1 2015 with lessons learned from a torrid 2014.
Lotus boss Gerard Lopez has slammed Formula One’s “archaic management” and blamed it for failing to market the sport effectively