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
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
Pirelli has unveiled its low-profile concept tyres in the Silverstone pit lane, wheeling them out fitted to the Lotus E22
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
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 […]
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