Romain Grosjean says Lotus is now the second best Renault team in Formula 1 after running in the top 10 in the Chinese Grand Prix
Lotus owner Gerard Lopez reckons that the gains made by Renault have lifted the Formula 1 team’s performance by nearly two seconds per lap.
Lotus' Pastor Maldonado finished in fourteenth position whilst Romain Grosjean was forced to retire from the Chinese Grand Prix on lap 28 because of a gearbox problem.
There were points in the Chinese Grand Prix for Valtteri Bottas and Daniil Kvyat while Jenson Button finished up 11th…
From Rosberg’s attempts to get on terms with team mate Hamilton to Lotus’s pursuit of a first points finish, and from worries about tyre graining to the ever present threat of rain, we preview the key themes to watch out for in the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai
Romain Grosjean says Lotus’s first top 10 qualifying of the 2014 Formula 1 season owed everything to hard work rather than luck
Romain Grosjean says making it in to Q3 for the first time this season was “a good reward” for Lotus following its tough start to the year
Lotus' Romain Grosjean enjoyed a season-best qualifying performance by setting the tenth fastest time at a wet Shanghai International Circuit for the Chinese Grand Prix. Pastor Maldonado was unable to start the qualifying session due to a power unit related issue.
There were top ten times in qualifying for the Chinese GP for Nico Hulkenberg, Jean-Eric Vergne and Romain Grosjean, his first of the year…
Daniel Ricciardo went fastest for Red Bull in a damp final practice session in China on Saturday morning, as several leading runners opted not to set a lap time. Friday pacesetters Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, and championship leader Nico Rosberg, spent the majoirty of the session in the pits as Williams’ Felipe Massa claimed second and the Lotus of Romain Grosjean took third
Pastor Maldonado held his hands up to a pair of mistakes after a troubled day of practice in China – but the Venezuelan believes Lotus’s improvements still mean he can go on to enjoy his strongest race of his season.
Pastor Maldonado attempted to play down his accident in FP2 for the Chinese Grand Prix after crashing his Lotus in the pit lane
There were top ten times in practice for the Chinese GP for Jenson Button, Romain Grosjean and Daniil Kvyat…
Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado nearly crashes after getting distracted making adjustments to his steering wheel during first practice for the Chinese Grand Prix.
The return to competitiveness of Renault and Lotus should take another step this weekend in China, as the black and gold cars have some updates on the chassis side and they will also have the latest specification Renault power units as used in Bahrain by Red Bull and Toro Rosso. The season has started very badly for a team which this time last year was fighting for wins and podiums in the early flyaway races.
Frenchman kept quite when Kimi Raikkonen aired grievances ‘Everything has been sorted and is good,’ Grosjean saysRomain Grosjean has confirmed he has finally been paid by Lotus. …
Romain Grosjean has confirmed he has finally been paid by Lotus. Former Lotus team-mate Kimi Raikkonen revealed last year he was owed money by the Enstone-based marque.
Romain Grosjean has confirmed that he has finally been paid by Lotus after a number of issues in 2013, amid reports more drivers have yet to be paid
Romain Grosjean insists this weekend is crucial for Lotus as the season enters the last flyaway race before the teams return to Europe
Lotus F1 technical chief Nick Chester continues to talk optimistically about the team’s current car, even though gremlins continue to compromise its performance.
Without a point in three rounds of the 2014 F1 world championship, Lotus is concentrating on short-term improvements and not thinking about the podium.
Pastor Maldonado says Lotus F1 will be ‘better placed for a more progressive approach to the race weekend’ in China following his finish at the BIC
Lotus man Romain Grosjean believes the Enstone outfit still has time to turn it around and do well in F1 2014
Technical director Nick Chester believes Lotus is on the verge of establishing itself as a regular points finisher again despite a frustrating time at testing in Bahrain
Lotus are on the verge of breaking into the top ten on merit, despite their torrid start to the 2014 season, according to the team’s technical director Nick Chester. The Enstone-based squad have been consigned to competing at the back of the field in the opening three Grands Prix, with neither Romain Grosjean nor Pastor Maldonado starting from higher than 15th on the grid
After a scintillating, breathless race in Bahrain, the F1 community travels east once more for the fourth round of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai discuss their prospects for the event
After a scintillating, breathless race in Bahrain, the F1 community travels east once more for the fourth round of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai discuss their prospects for the event
Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull is “rapidly improving” its reliability and is surprised to see Lotus having such trouble with a Renault power unit
Lewis Hamilton was fastest by over three seconds on the second morning of in-season testing in Bahrain as Ferrari, Red Bull and Lotus all hit trouble
Bahrain GP stewards have come down hard on Pastor Maldonado and issued the Lotus driver with two further penalties for causing the crash which flipped Esteban Gutierrez’s Sauber.
Mexican driver Esteban Gutierrez’s Sauber flips over following a collision with the Lotus of Pastor Maldonado at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado has been handed a five-place grid penalty and given three penalty points on his Super Licence for causing the crash which sent Esteban Gutierrez rolling out of the 2014 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Maldonado tagged the side of Gutierrez’s Sauber at Turn 1 on lap 41 of the 57-lap race, moments after rejoining the track from the pit lane.
There were points in the Bahrain Grand Prix for Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen while Daniil Kvyat’s points run ended with his P11…
Adrian Sutil has been handed a five-place grid penalty and received two penalty points after the FIA deemed the Sauber driver held up Lotus’s Romain Grosjean in an “unsafe manner” during qualifying in Bahrain. Sutil had qualified 18th, and will therefore start the third race of the season from the back of the grid
Lotus' Romain Grosjean will start from sixteenth and Pastor Maldonado seventeenth after the first-ever night time qualifying session for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Romain pipped Pastor to the final place in Q2 but was unable to progress further than that session at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Romain Grosjean says it is becoming apparent that Lotus is miles off where it wants to be with its 2014 car
Key practice points: F1 back in Bahrain after two pre-season tests For first time in its history, Bahrain Grand Prix will be run in night conditions under floodlights. FP2 was therefore run after dark Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo finishes FP2 in fourth, with Sebastian Vettel 7th Scuderia Toro Rosso continue top 10 pace Lotus F1 Team completes significant mileage Lots of laps on the board for Caterham F1 Team; overall Renault powered cars complete 429 laps of the (…) – Press Releases
Romain Grosjean says the Lotus Formula 1 team is “miles off” where it expected to be after showing disappointing pace in free practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Pastor Maldonado hits a kerb during second practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix which launches his Lotus up into the air.
After a breakthrough year in 2013, Romain Grosjean has fallen back down to earth with a bump in 2014. Whereas this time last year the Lotus driver was challenging for the podium, this season he’s had a challenge simply making it to the chequered flag.
After a breakthrough year in 2013, Romain Grosjean has fallen back down to earth with a bump in 2014. Whereas this time last year the Lotus driver was challenging for the podium, this season he’s had a challenge simply making it to the chequered flag. But as Grosjean tells us in this exclusive interview, things are finally starting to move in the right direction
Romain Grosjean admits the start of the season has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for him but is keen to see Lotus complete some trouble-free running in Bahrain
Drivers – Jules Bianchi (Marussia), Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso), Marcus Ericsson (Caterham), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Jenson Button (McLaren), Romain Grosjean (Lotus)
Lotus F1 Team has today announced the drivers of its Junior Team for 2014. Nine drivers from eight countries will compete in six different motorsport categories as part of the squad.
Romain Grosjean is confident Lotus will arrive in Bahrain with updates to the E22 as it looks to build on its first race finish of the season
Lotus technical director Nick Chester pinpoints the brake-by-wire system as the major culprit for performance but confirms the car's improved reliability now allows the team to start looking for speed improvements.
Ahead of this weekend s Bahrain Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean says Lotus is still aiming to finish on the podium at every race it goes to
Lotus has the potential to take the fight to Formula 1 teams in the top 10 like McLaren and score regular points, according to trackside operations director Alan Permane.