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
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?
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 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 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
Romain Grosjean (Lotus – 15e) : «Notre objectif était d’entrer en Q2…
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?
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
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’ 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