It was a short and not so sweet Spanish Grand Prix for our Frenchman, so heading to Monaco and the nearest thing to a ‘home’ race, he’s hungry for a good result Follow @Lotus_F1Team How frustrating was the Spanish Grand Prix? I can’t lie and say I wasn’t frustrated! As a driver you want to race every lap possible, especially when you’ve got a good car.
After five races and four podiums, Kimi heads to Monaco a tantalising four points off the Drivers’ Championship lead. As our Iceman explains, the challenge of Monaco is quite different from that of the circuits seen so far this season Follow @Lotus_F1Team You must be feeling pretty good with your championship position and the performance of the car this season?
Heading to what many call the jewel in the crown of the Formula 1 season, Team Principal Eric Boullier talks tyres and hunger… Follow @Lotus_F1Team There’s been a lot of talk about tyres and now it’s been announced that there are changes to come; how does this sit with the team? . Just imagine for a moment that, because a football team can’t run as fast as its opponent, the dimensions of the pitch are changed at half time
Sadly, what seemed set to be a promising Spanish Grand Prix for Romain Grosjean proved to be shorter than it was sweet; we caught up with him to find out what happened Follow @Lotus_F1Team An early bath for you today; talk us through your race I made a poor start but after that I was on the pace and we know we’re able to produce good race strategies, so there was potential for a strong result today. The car was feeling pretty good until we had an issue with the rear suspension which meant (…) – News
A strong drive to P2 puts Kimi just 4 points off Championship leader Sebastian Vettel, whilst bad luck sees Romain retire in the early stages at the Circuit de Catalunya Follow @Lotus_F1Team Kimi Räikkönen, E21-03 Grid: P4 Race: P2 Fastest Lap: 1:26.757 [Lap 47] Pit Stops: 3 [Lap 10, 26, 46] Romain Grosjean, E21-02 Grid: P6 Race: DNF Fastest Lap: 1:31.136 [Lap 5] Pit Stops: N/A [View the story "2013 Spanish Grand Prix - The Race" on Storify]2013 Spanish Grand Prix – The RaceP4 and (…) – News
The ever-popular first European round of the season sees Formula 1 fanatics flocking from all corners of the continent; we had a wander round to see what they’ve been up to… Follow @Lotus_F1Team Hola fans! Sunday morning of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend, and thousands of fans have come out in force at the circuit de Catalunya to see the race this afternoon.
A solid qualifying session for Kimi and Romain at the Circuit de Catalunya saw them take P4 / P7 ahead of tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix. Here’s how it happened… Follow @Lotus_F1Team Kimi Räikkönen, E21-03 Position: Q1 – P4 / Q2 – P4 / Q3 – P4 Best Time: Q1 – 1:22.210 / Q2 – 1:21.676 / Q3 – 1:21.177 Laps Completed: Q1 – 7 / Q2 – 4 / Q3 – 6 Romain Grosjean, E21-02 Position: Q1 – P8 / Q2 – P9 / Q3 – P7 Best Time: Q1 – 1:22.613 / Q2 – 1:21.998 / Q3 – 1:21.308 Laps Completed: Q1 – 7 / Q2 – 4 / (…) – News
An overcast but dry start to the second day’s running at the Circuit de Catalunya saw Kimi and Romain take P2 / P4 respectively in the final practice session Follow @Lotus_F1Team Kimi Räikkönen, E21-03 Position: P2 Fastest Lap: 1:21.907 Laps Completed: 14 Romain Grosjean, E21-02 Position: P4 Fastest Lap: 1:22.069 Laps Completed: 13 [View the story "2013 Spanish Grand Prix - Free Practice 3" on Storify]2013 Spanish Grand Prix – Free Practice 3Just one hour of track time remains (…) – News
Mixed Conditions Dominate Opening Session in Barcelona – 2013 Spanish Grand Prix, Free Practice 1 Report
A cool, damp start to the weekend at the Circuit de Catalunya saw Kimi and Romain end the morning in P8 / P4 respectively; a somewhat mixed field the result of drying conditions out on track Follow @Lotus_F1Team Kimi Räikkönen, E21-03 Position: P8 Fastest Lap: 1:26.614 Laps Completed: 20 Romain Grosjean, E21-02 Position: P4 Fastest Lap: 1:26.042 Laps Completed: 21 [View the story "2013 Spanish Grand Prix - Free Practice 1" on Storify]2013 Spanish Grand Prix – Free Practice 1As (…) – News
Lotus F1 Team is proud to reveal internationally renowned watchmaker Richard Mille as Official Timing Partner to the team Follow @Lotus_F1Team The two-year deal will see branding appear on the team’s 2013 Formula 1 challenger – the E21 – in addition to driver overalls from the Spanish Grand Prix onwards. Furthermore, a limited edition wristwatch will be produced using the very latest lightweight materials; pairing the philosophies of both the team and Richard Mille in representing the (…) – News
As the countdown to FP1 continues, we hear from race drivers Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean to gather their thoughts on what’s to come at the Circuit de Catalunya Follow @Lotus_F1Team Check out what Kimi and Romain had to say when we caught up with them for a quick chat on Thursday afternoon in Barcelona: Kimi: “It’s good to be back in Europe; it makes everything a bit easier” Romain: “The fans here are great; i’ve even seen a few French flags already!” Follow @Lotus_F1Team Check (…) – News
Join Romain and the Lotus F1 Team engineers as we get the inside line on one of the most familiar circuits on the Formula 1 calendar; Barcelona… Follow @Lotus_F1Team [View the story "2013 Spanish Grand Prix; Circuit de Catalunya Track Walk" on Storify]2013 Spanish Grand Prix; Circuit de Catalunya Track WalkThe Formula 1 action returns this weekend, with our first European trip of the season bringing the teams to a very familiar stomping ground; Barcelona!
Continuing a long-standing and effective tradition, Enstone promotes from within to name next technical chief Follow @Lotus_F1Team Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce the promotion of Nick Chester to the position of Technical Director. Nick will replace the departing James Allison, who will leave Enstone after working with the team most recently since 2005 and previously from 1991-1992 and 1994-1999. Nick has worked at Enstone since 2000, most recently as Engineering Director, and (…) – News
After a double podium in Bahrain, Lotus F1 Team Technical Director James Allison looks optimistically towards Barcelona; a circuit with many similarities to the successful hunting ground of Sakhir… Follow @Lotus_F1Team What’s the technical view heading to the first European race of the season? We’re pretty well placed.