Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado  will join the Enstone squad alongside Frenchman Romain Grosjean  for the 2014 Formula 1 season Follow @Lotus_F1Team Pastor – a veteran of 58 Grand Prix starts, including pole position and victory at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix – has driven for Williams F1 Team since entering the sport at the start of the 2011 season. Romain has raced for Lotus F1 Team since the start of the 2012 season, having previously (…) – News
The world community reaffirmed its confidence in the UAE on Wednesday night, approving Dubai’s bid to host the World Expo 2020 Follow @Lotus_F1Team The World Expo 2020 will be held in Dubai under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, as announced by the Bureau International des Exhibitions [BIE] following voting by its member nations. Dubai won the bid in the third round of voting in Paris, beating Russian city Ekaterinburg.
It was a short and not particularly sweet Brazilian Grand Prix for Romain Grosjean, after a spectacular engine failure brought a premature end to his season on just the fourth lap Follow @Lotus_F1Team Tell us about your race? At this point in the season Of course, that’s not the way we wanted to end the year and today was obviously disappointing for everyone as they deserved more from this final race after all their hard work, What are your thoughts of the season? It’s been a fantastic (…) – News
A tricky Brazilian Grand Prix sees a problem with Romain Grosjean’s engine curtailing his race during the early stages, while Heikki Kovalainen finishes in P14 after a difficult first lap. Follow @Lotus_F1Team Romain Grosjean, E21-04 Grid: P6 Race: DNF Pit Stops: N/A Heikki Kovalainen, E21-05 Grid: P11 Race: P14 Pit Stops: 2 [View the story "2013 Brazilian GP - Race Report" on Storify] Follow @Lotus_F1Team Check This Out! We just can’t get enough of the artistic stuff
It was a tough afternoon for Heikki Kovalainen at Interlagos; the Finn making a poor getaway and struggling to progress through the field in the final race of 2013 Follow @Lotus_F1Team How was your race? I made some mistakes – probably through lack of routine – but I was anticipating it would be easier to come back and race competitively.
Constantly changing conditions made for something of a moving target in today’s qualifying session, but our Frenchman is determined to round of the 2013 season on a high… Follow @Lotus_F1Team Talk us through your qualifying session That was quite a difficult afternoon. It was tricky to decide which tyre we should use for the final qualifying session and we wanted to try for pole which is why we used the intermediates, but in the end there was probably just a little bit too much water which (…) – News
After a strong showing in each practice session here in São Paulo, Heikki found himself narrowly edged out of contention for the pole position shootout during qualifying; something he’s determined to put right in tomorrow’s race… Follow @Lotus_F1Team It looked like a tricky afternoon for you out there… talk us through it? It’s disappointing not to make the top ten, but . The conditions weren’t ideal, but it’s the same for everybody and there was nothing wrong with the car so I can’t have any (…) – News
Another wet session in Brazil tests all the drivers on track ahead of Qualifying. The Lotus F1 Team boys, however, showed their prowess in the wet by putting the black and gold E21s in P2 and P3 with just four tenths between them, despite only completing 11 laps between them. Follow @Lotus_F1Team Romain Grosjean, E21-04 Position: P2 Fastest Lap: 1:28.195 Laps Completed: 5 Heikki Kovalainen, E21-05 Position: P3 Fastest Lap: 1:28.195 Laps Completed: 6 [View the story “2013 (…) – News
Fourth place on the time sheets in tricky conditions in Brazil made for another impressive start to the weekend for the Finnish maestro, but he’s not getting carried away just yet… Follow @Lotus_F1Team A strong start to your weekend once again; talk us through it… It was useful for me to get some running time in these conditions so I could get a feel for the car in the wet. All in all, it confirmed once again that the car is behaving well. We tried a few setup options and were actually able (…) – News
Another soggy session in Brazil sees Heikki Kovalainen put his black and gold E21 in P4, with Romain Grosjean just seven tenths behind his teammate in P10. Follow @Lotus_F1Team Romain Grosjean, E21-04 Position: P10 Fastest Lap: 1:28.891 Laps Completed: 12 Heikki Kovalainen, E21-05 Position: P4 Fastest Lap: 1:28.129 Laps Completed: 13 [View the story "2013 Brazilian GP - FP2 Report" on Storify] Follow @Lotus_F1Team Check This Out! We just can’t get enough of the artistic (…) – News
Mixed conditions in Interlagos provide a changeable backdrop for the first free practice session. Drivers Romain Grosjean and Heikki Kovalainen finish 13th and 9th respectively, with 59 valuable laps in the bank. Follow @Lotus_F1Team Romain Grosjean, E21-04 Position: P13 Fastest Lap: 1:26.570 Laps Completed: 28 Heikki Kovalainen, E21-05 Position: P9 Fastest Lap: 1:26.133 Laps Completed: 31 [View the story "2013 Brazilian GP - FP1 Report" on Storify] Follow @Lotus_F1Team (…) – News
burn Yard™ – a seminal component of the Formula 1 circuit this year – is set to stage an explosive celebration to mark the close of the 2013 Formula 1 season on Sunday 24th November in São Paulo Follow @Lotus_F1Team Hundreds of Electronic Dance Music fans, street art aficionados and Formula 1 supporters are set to unite at Paço das Artes in São Paulo, with some of Brazil’s biggest and best DJs and street artists currently working furiously to deliver the brand of spectacle we’ve come to expect (…) – News
We hear from Race Drivers Romain Grosjean and Heikki Kovalainen to gather their thoughts on what’s to come in São Paulo Follow @Lotus_F1Team Check out what Romain and Heikki had to say when we caught up with them for a quick chat on Thursday afternoon in Brazil: Romain Grosjean: “It’s my last chance to get a win this season and i’ll be pushing all the way” Heikki Kovalainen: “Interlagos is challenging and unpredictable; you have to be ready for anything” Follow @Lotus_F1Team Check This (…) – News
For the final time in 2013, it’s time to buckle up for the [slowest] ride of your life as we take on one of the most iconic, challenging and downright awesome tracks in the world; Interlagos… Follow @Lotus_F1Team [View the story "2013 Brazilian GP - The Interlagos Track Walk" on Storify] Follow @Lotus_F1Team Check This Out! We just can’t get enough of the artistic stuff!
As we prepare to draw the curtain on the V8 Formula 1 era, Technical Director Nick Chester gives us the lowdown on the radical regulation changes for 2014, and assesses the challenges which lay therein… Follow @Lotus_F1Team What are the main changes in terms of the regulations for next season? There are just so many it’s hard to know where to begin! Obviously, the engine is the big one; moving from the incumbent V8 unit which we’ve known and worked with for so long to a 1.6 litre, direct (…) – News
After quite some season for the Enstone outfit, Lotus F1 Team Principal Eric Boullier looks forward to the final race of 2013 Follow @Lotus_F1Team It’s been quite some year; how are you approaching the final race of 2013? . We head to the race in fourth position in the Constructors’ Championship but with third still mathematically possible. You never know what can happen in this sport, so we’re going all out to score everything we can