Pastor Maldonado has been confirmed as a Lotus driver for the 2015 Formula One season. The current campaign has been a troubled one for Maldonado and Lotus so far, with the Venezuelan yet to score a point for the Enstone-based marque.
Pastor Maldonado signs a deal to stay at Lotus for the 2015 season, despite failing to score a single point this year.
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
Pastor Maldonado will continue as a Lotus Formula 1 driver in 2015, team principal Gerard Lopez has confirmed
Lotus has announced Pastor Maldonado will remain with the team for the 2015 season
Romain Grosjean has no doubts that Lotus has been hurt by being forced to remove its FRIC suspension system for this weekend’s German Grand Prix
Romain Grosjean has no doubts that Lotus has been hurt by being forced to remove its FRIC suspension system for this weekend’s German Grand Prix
Lotus' Romain Grosjean qualified in fifteenth and Pastor Maldonado nineteenth after a searing hot qualifying session at the Hockenheimring for the German Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean (Lotus – 15e) : «Notre objectif était d’entrer en Q2…
Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado feel the move to outlaw FRIC for the German GP has had a greater effect on Lotus than their rivals.
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?
Romain Grosjean has challenged Lotus to show him it will have a more competitive car in 2015 to help him make a decision over his future
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
Lotus ran Pirelli’s 18-inch tyres during the Silverstone test, but technical chief Nick Chester insists much time would be needed to adapt F1 car design to suit them.
Lotus ran Pirelli’s 18-inch tyres during the Silverstone test, but technical chief Nick Chester insists much time would be needed to adapt F1 car design to suit them.
Technical director Nick Chester is hopeful that the latest raft of new parts for the recalcitrant E22 will bring Lotus F1 back into play at the German Grand Prix.
Pastor Maldonado looks to bounce back from a frustrating British Grand Prix, but concedes that Hockenheim may not be the ideal circuit for Lotus F1.
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 deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi is hoping Pastor Maldonado enjoys a change of fortunes at the German Grand Prix
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
Romain Grosjean believes the German Grand Prix will be a test of how far Lotus has progressed so far this season
Pirelli probó con la escudería Lotus de Fórmula Uno los neumáticos prototipo de 18 pulgadas, una propuesta que formula el fabricante italiano que deberá ser acordada por los equipos del Mundial. Los nuevos neumáticos prototipo de 18″ de Pirelli fuero…leer la noticia completa
The appearance of the Lotus F1 car on low profile tyres with 18 inch wheels seems to have been largely positive from the F1 community and from fans. A Ferrari snap survey yesterday revealed that 70% of respondents liked the look of the wheels and tyres, there was little objection at the other end of […]
Following the on-track debut of their 18 inch tyre concept on the Lotus of Charles Pic, Pirelli have stressed that if teams are willing to push on, the tyre supplier can be ready for the switch by 2016.
PIRELLI RUNS NEW 18-INCH CONCEPT TYRE WITH LOTUS F1 TEAM: THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION AT SILVERSTONE Pirelli’s new 18-inch concept tyres formed the centre of attention at Silverstone, with Lotus F1 Team reserve driver Charles Pic giving the new design its debut on Wednesday morning. Pic headed out shortly after 9am in the current Lotus E22 equipped with the new 18-inch tyres and completed 14 laps of the Silverstone circuit. With the concept tyre designed principally to showcase aesthetics rather than performance, and a general-purpose compound, the lap times were not the focus.
The debut of Pirelli’s low profile concept tyres was the highlight of today’s testing at Silverstone. Charles Pic ran 14 laps on the 18ins tyres at the wheel of the current Lotus E22. With few adjustments made to accommodate the … Continue reading →
This week’s final day of testing at Silverstone saw Lotus’ Charles Pic complete 14 laps using Pirelli’s proposed 2017 specification 18-inch tyres as Kimi Raikkonen’s test replacement Jules Bianchi topped the times for Ferrari. The current 13-inch wheel, which was in use for all others and for Pic later in the day is expected to be dispensed with in […]
There is a bit of a buzz going around today regarding FRIC suspension systems. These have been used in F1 since around 2008 when the system was first tried by Renault F1 (now Lotus F1 Team).
Pirelli achieved all they set out to accomplish in the demonstration of a prototype 18-inch Formula One tyre, according to the Italian company’s motorsport director Paul Hembery. Lotus trialled the low profile tyres during Wednesday morning of the second day of in-season testing at Silverstone, with Charles Pic racking up 14 laps in total
Daniil Kvyat set the pace on the second morning of in-season testing at Silverstone, clocking a 1:35.544 before stopping on track in the final sector in the final hour before lunch.
Pirelli has unveiled its 18-inch concept tyres to be tested by Lotus on Wednesday at Silverstone
Pirelli has displayed its 18 inch tyre concept for Formula One, a possibility for a regulation change that the tyre company has been pushing for since its return to the sport in 2010.
Pirelli has unveiled its low-profile concept tyres in the Silverstone pit lane, wheeling them out fitted to the Lotus E22
Pirelli’s experimental 18-inch Formula 1 tyres are the centre of attention during the final day of the Silverstone test, with Lotus hitting the track with the new rubber this morning.
 PHOTO AND VIDEO RENDERING OF PIRELLI’S 18-INCH CONCEPT TYRE Milan, 8th July 2014 – Tomorrow Pirelli will test an 18-inch F1 concept tyre at Silverstone. The test will be with Lotus F1 team, during the third in-season test this year.
Formula One tyre suppliers Pirelli have released digital renderings of what their prototype 18-inch tyres will look like, ahead of testing them at Silverstone on Wednesday. The Italian manufacturer has developed the low profile tyres, which will be trialled by Lotus on their 2014 car, to provoke debate about whether such rubber should be used in F1 racing in the future
Pirelli has revealed images of what its prototype 18-inch Formula 1 tyres will look like, ahead of testing them on a Lotus at Silverstone on Wednesday
The Lotus F1 team needs to perform better than it has been doing. The year was somewhat compromised by an awful money-free winter, which meant delays with the new car, job losses and a complicated ownership/management situation. That was no bad thing as the people now in control understand that you need to cut your […]
There are lots of stories today about Ferrari hiring a bunch of new engineers as it tries to turn around the dismal situation at the moment. Given that the new technical boss is James Allison one would suppose that more than a few of these will be coming from Lotus. Hiring engineers is not an […]
Lotus' Romain Grosjean came home twelfth whilst Pastor Maldonado was classified seventeenth in an eventful 2014 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Both cars ran a single pit stop strategy in the restarted race.
Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez will drop three places on the grid at the next round in Germany after Silverstone stewards decided he was ‘predominantly at fault’ for a coming-together with Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado during Sunday’s 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix
There were points in the British Grand Prix for Fernando Alonso, Nico Hulkenberg, Daniil Kvyat and Jean-Eric Vergne…
Esteban Gutierrez tries to pass Pastor Maldonando on the inside at the British Grand Prix, but instead makes contact with the Lotus driver.
Pastor Maldonado has been sent to the back of the grid for Sunday’s British Grand Prix after his Lotus was found not to have enough fuel to provide a sample following qualifying.