Romain Grosjean says he will take part in third practice for the Australian GP, having joked on Thursday that Lotus’s reliability woes meant he was probably better off staying in bed.
Romain Grosjean thinks Lotus is somewhere in the midfield on pace after a poor day of Friday practice for the Australian Grand Prix
But it wasn’t without problems for the Brit, who said: “It was really strange because when I was at the test you just get out and its feels easier”
Lotus has named Federico Gastaldi as it deputy to support Gerard Lopez as deputy team principal
Lotus has appointed Federico Gastaldi as its new deputy team principal, with the Argentinian starting work immediately at the Australian Grand Prix
Federico Gastaldi has been appointed the new Deputy Team Principal of Lotus F1. He will oversee the racing operations of the team as Gerard Lopez, officially the team principal, will not be doing all the races. Gastaldi has worked for Lotus F1 Team since 2010 when he joined as Director of Business Development
The Lotus Formula 1 team has appointed Federico Gastaldi as its new deputy team principal
Romain Grosjean admits Lotus’ pre-season has “been a disaster” but says he won’t get overly emotional with the team or Renault as he targets a competitive showing in Melbourne
Romain Grosjean says Lotus’s problematic winter means the team are heading into the unknown at the Australian GP – the Frenchman admitting he has “no idea” how long the E22 will last in the race.
Pastor Maldonado says he has no regrets about leaving Williams for Lotus this year, despite both teams experiencing a reverse in fortunes over the winter
Romain Grosjean believes the unique twin-tusk Lotus has the potential to win races in Formula 1, once reliability issues with the E22′s Renault engine are solved
Romain Grosjean believes Lotus still has a chance of scoring points in Melbourne and says that a poor weekend “doesn’t mean that it’s game over”
Romain Grosjean believes Lotus still has a chance of scoring points in Melbourne and says that a poor weekend “doesn’t mean that it’s game over”
Pastor Maldonado believes the potential of the Lotus E22 is “huge” and that the team just hasn’t been able to show it during pre-season
After a winter in which they have coped with a huge rule change, introducing complex hybrid turbo engines, the F1 teams arrive in Melbourne less well prepared for the first race than at any time in recent memory. Only Mercedes and Williams can be said to have achieved the 5,000km target mileage in the three winter tests, while Ferrari were not far off with 500km less. Others, like Red Bull (1,700km) and their fellow Renault powered teams including last year’s Melbourne winners Lotus, are underprepared and will find Melbourne a struggle this year.
The long wait is almost over. After a hugely demanding pre-season, the teams and drivers are set to converge in Melbourne for the first race of the new 1.6-litre turbo engine era. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix discuss their prospects
Lotus believes that all Formula 1 teams – not just those with Renault power – head into this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix “worried” about reliability.
Pastor Maldonado believes he made the right decision to join Lotus for the 2014 Formula 1 season, despite the team’s disastrous performance in pre-season testing
After coming four thousands of a second shy of best time yesterday, Nyck de Vries (Koiranen GP) answered this Friday during day two of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 collective test. The McLaren Young Driver Development Programme driver set the track record in the category this morning with a time of 2’03”021. The young Dutchman led from this afternoon’s quickest driver, Anthoine Hubert (Tech 1 Racing), reigning French F4 Champion and Lotus F1 Junior Team member, Alexander Albon (KTR)
 PIRELLI AND FORMULA ONE TEAMSAGREE 2014 IN-SEASON TYRE TEST SCHEDULE Milan, March 7, 2014 – Following the agreement between Pirelli and the 11 Formula One teams, with the approval of the FIA, here is the schedule of the dedicated days (one per team) that each team will devote to tyre testing this year, within the existing 2014 in-season test calendar. Bahrain test     (8-9 April) Day1  CATERHAM Day2 MERCEDES and WILLIAMS Barcelona test (13-14 May) Day1 SAUBER and TORO ROSSO Day2 McLAREN and FORCE INDIA Silverstone test (8-9 July) Day1 FERRARI and LOTUS Day2 RED BULL and MARUSSIA The agreement, which was finalised during the final pre-season Bahrain test (from 27 February to 2 March), stipulates that each team will devote one day per year exclusively to testing the latest products and developments from Pirelli, within the framework of the existing test calendar.
Romain Grosjean moved from the desert sands of Bahrain to the subzero temperatures of the Russian capital, Moscow, this weekend as he competed in the Race of Stars, a special event co-organised by Renault. Romain came straight from the Bahrain pre-season test where he debuted the Renault-powered Lotus F1 Team E22 to race on a track covered entirely with ice within Moscow’s Hippodrome. The Race of Stars is one of the longest-running motorsports events staged in Russia, with more than 20 (…) – News
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.
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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.
At Lotus, Eric Boullier rapidly built himself a reputation as an excellent team principal, turning them into race winners and genuine Red Bull rivals, all on a relatively modest budget. Now he is charged with turning McLaren’s ailing fortunes around. His new title is that of ‘racing director’
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
Kimi Raikkonen has admitted he has struggled to find a balance he likes at Ferrari following his move from Lotus over the winter.
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