Romain Grosjean has urged his Lotus team to treat the Formula 1 season-opener in Australia as more than just a test session after its disastrous pre-season.
Felipe Massa suspects Mercedes has the edge going into the first race of the season, but is not willing to write off any of the big teams, including Red Bull and Lotus
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Lotus Technical Director Nick Chester is expecting a “difficult” couple of races at the start of the upcoming F1 season and admits the team will do well to finish the Australian GP.
Lotus technical director Nick Chester insists the team can be back on a level par with the front runners by round three if they can put their engine woes behind them
Romain Grosjean admits it’s a case of damage limitation for him and Lotus after their pre-season testing programme ended with more frustration in Bahrain.
Lotus technical director Nick Chester points to Renault's energy recovery systems in his belief that Lotus will unlikely be a front runner at Melbourne in two weeks time.
Problems with F1′s new energy recovery systems are “disturbing” Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado, according to Lotus technical director Nick Chester
Renault have admitted that the technical issues that plagued their new power unit in pre-season testing mean that some of its teams are not fully prepared for the opening Grand Prix of the season in Australia. The French manufacturer, who provide power units for Red Bull, Lotus, Toro Rosso and Caterham, have suffered from both hardware and software problems this winter and that has left them unable to complete scheduled programmes with all of their teams
Romain Grosjean is using the example of his debut season in 2009 to remind himself that patience is a valuable trait in Formula One
Romain Grosjean is using the example of his debut season in 2009 to remind himself that patience is a valuable trait in Formula One
Romain Grosjean ended the final day of pre-season testing with 32 laps completed, and a best lap time of 1min 39.302secs at the Bahrain International Circuit. Once more, a power unit problem meant an early stop to running for Lotus.
Lotus believes it will need luck on its side just to finish the Australian Grand Prix after its troubled build-up to the 2014 Formula 1 season.
Romain Grosjean admits Lotus goes to Melbourne with more problems than solutions after ending pre-season without completing a race simulation
Lewis Hamilton put in a late charge to claim the final P1 in pre-season testing while Red Bull and Lotus yet again ran into trouble…
Lotus’s Romain Grosjean heads to the Australian Grand Prix having only completed 91 laps during the entirety of pre-season testing.
Romain Grosjean says Lotus is heading for the first two races without the preparation it needs to be ready to race at its full potential
Romain Grosjean has revealed that the list of problems facing Lotus is so long, they could still be struggling to recover at Malaysia.
Romain Grosjean believes Lotus is on the backfoot with its 2014 Formula 1 challenger and is likely to struggle in the opening rounds of the season
Felipe Massa reconfirmed Williams’ strong showing in testing by posting the fastest time on the penultimate day of Formula One pre-season testing in Bahrain today, ahead of Nico Rosberg and Kimi Raikkonen. The former Ferrari driver also logged 99 laps as elsewhere Red Bull Racing and Lotus once again struggled. After completing over 230 laps around the Sakhir circuit across the opening two days this week, today saw the team demonstrate the FW36′s raw pace, Massa setting the fastest time seen in Bahrain this year, a 1:33.258, in the final minutes of the day on Pirelli’s supersoft tyre.
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Pastor Maldonado ended the second day of this week’s Bahrain test with 31 laps completed after a fire in the rear of the E22 ended the day’s running for Lotus F1 Team. Pastor set a lap time of 1min 41.613secs as the team continued to conduct evaluations of new parts.
Pastor Maldonado admits that things could be tough for Lotus when the F1 season starts in Australia after troubled day of running in Bahrain
Sergio Perez maintained his position as pacesetter at this week’s final Formula One pre-season test in Bahrain, heading a tightly-bunched  top three completed by Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo, Mercedes and Lotus, meanwhile, were force to cut their running short for the second day in succession. Lewis Hamilton’s penultimate day in the Mercedes W05 before the Australian Grand Prix did not start well – a trip to the gravel trap bringing out the first of four red flags on the day. There were no lingering problems following the Briton’s stop, however, and he soon was back out and conducting a ;More…
Sergio Perez maintained his position as pacesetter at this week’s final Formula One pre-season test in Bahrain, heading a tightly-bunched  top three completed by Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo, Mercedes and Lotus, meanwhile, were force to cut their running short for the second day in succession. Lewis Hamilton’s penultimate day in the Mercedes W05 before the Australian Grand Prix did not start well – a trip to the gravel trap bringing out the first of four red flags on the day. There were no lingering problems following the Briton’s stop, however, and he soon was back out and conducting a ;More…
Force India’s Sergio Perez was again quickest on the second day of the final test in Bahrain, while Daniel Ricciardo showed some Red Bull pace and Lotus struggled
Having parted ways with Williams, the team who brought him into Formula One racing, Pastor Maldonado is now determined to impress for Lotus. We sat down with the race-winning Venezuelan to discuss the reasons behind his move from Grove to Enstone, his thoughts on partnering Romain Grosjean, and whether Lotus will be able to overcome their pre-season technical setbacks in time for Melbourne
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Pastor Maldonado believes a solution to the ongoing problems with the Renault engine will come before the end of the second Bahrain test
After another day of testing which was curtailed by power unit issues, Pastor Maldonado says Lotus is still waiting for answers from Renault
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Pastor Maldonado says Lotus must keep faith that Renault will get on top of its Formula 1 engine issues soon, despite another difficult testing day in Bahrain
Lotus insist that they are making ‘strong progress’ with their new car, the Renault-powered E22, despite it completing just 111 laps – the fewest of any car, except Marussia’s MR03 – on its official debut in Bahrain last week. “Certainly, we started from a position very far from where we want to be,” explained Lotus’s technical director Nick Chester in an interview on the team’s official website
Just four days running and plenty of learning to do in Bahrain with less than a month to go before the Australian Grand Prix. Technical Director Nick Chester gives us the lowdown on the first test in Bahrain and explains how the team is shaping up ahead of the final programme this week. What’s the view following the first test for the team in Bahrain
Lotus technical director Nick Chester reckons the Enstone-based outfit could be the top Renault-powered team in F1 2014, given Red Bull Racing’s current struggles.
Lotus Technical Director Nick Chester has rejected Christian Horner’s suggestion that the team’s initial development of Renault’s energy recovery technology has contributed to their current problems.
After their well-publicized problems in Jerez, last week’s second pre-season test in Bahrain saw Renault – power unit suppliers to Red Bull, Lotus, Toro Rosso and Caterham – make some much needed progress. But despite taking several steps forward, Rob White, Renault Sport F1′s deputy managing director (technical), admits they remain several weeks behind where they would like to be, with a lot of work to be done between now and Melbourne
Lotus says it will be difficult for other teams to copy its twin tusk nose concept, but is confident it is offering an advantage
Pastor Maldonado is confident Lotus are progressing to a position of competitiveness with the E22 despite the car’s belated appearance for pre-season testing.
Lotus F1 driver Romain Grosjean took the spoils in the Race of Stars event in Moscow last weekend.
Lotus’s unique ‘twin-tusk’ nose design has proved to be an advantage on track, according to technical director Nick Chester
Pastor Maldonado says Lotus still has a lot of work to do on its 2014 F1 car, and says the next four days will be vital ahead of the final pre-season test of the year in Bahrain
Pastor Maldonado says Lotus still has a lot of work to do on its 2014 F1 car, and says the next four days will be vital ahead of the final pre-season test of the year in Bahrain
Lotus Technical Director Nick Chester says he can see no reason why they can’t be the leading Renault-powered team at the start of the season, after an encouraging debut for the E22 in Bahrain.
Lotus thinks it could be the fastest Renault team at the start of the season, despite skipping the first test in Jerez
Lotus F1′s new CEO insists that team is on sound footing for 2014 and beyond, but needs to keep working on development of the car.
Lotus is confident it's on the right track as Pastor Maldonado completed the final day of the first of two four-day tests at the Bahrain International Circuit with 59 timed laps completed and a best lap time of 1min 38.707secs.
Lotus could depose Red Bull as Renault’s lead Formula 1 team in 2014, according to technical director Nick Chester
Lotus could depose Red Bull as Renault’s lead Formula 1 team in 2014, according to technical director Nick Chester