Fourth place on the time sheets in tricky conditions in Brazil made for another impressive start to the weekend for the Finnish maestro, but he’s not getting carried away just yet… Follow @Lotus_F1Team A strong start to your weekend once again; talk us through it… It was useful for me to get some running time in these conditions so I could get a feel for the car in the wet. All in all, it confirmed once again that the car is behaving well. We tried a few setup options and were actually able (…) – News
Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg was the fastest driver in a wet final Friday afternoon practice session for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, ahead of World Champion Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. Heikki Kovalainen popped in a fast time at the end for Lotus to go fourth quickest. Rosberg set the pace for most of the session in the Mercedes, but was pressed in the closing stages of the afternoon session by Vettel and Webber
Another soggy session in Brazil sees Heikki Kovalainen put his black and gold E21 in P4, with Romain Grosjean just seven tenths behind his teammate in P10. Follow @Lotus_F1Team Romain Grosjean, E21-04 Position: P10 Fastest Lap: 1:28.891 Laps Completed: 12 Heikki Kovalainen, E21-05 Position: P4 Fastest Lap: 1:28.129 Laps Completed: 13 [View the story "2013 Brazilian GP - FP2 Report" on Storify] Follow @Lotus_F1Team Check This Out! We just can’t get enough of the artistic (…) – News
Just as he did on Wednesday and Thursday, Raffaele Marciello (Arden Caterham) snatched the fastest time in Friday’s two sessions of Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective testing at Motorland Aragon. The Italian’s best lap of 1:39.815 gave him the day’s honours, with Marlon Stockinger (Lotus) just a thousandth of a second behind him, followed by Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports).
The curious situation surrounding the Quantum Group and its investment in Lotus F1 Team has become a little clearer with comments made by its leader Mansoor Ijaz, to our partner site in France, F1i. Angered by an article the site had written about him not being a serious businessman due to his involvement in a semi-nude women’s wrestling video and the non-appearance of funds in the bank account of Lotus’ owner, Luxembourg based Genii Capital, Ijaz contacted the site to explain the position, explaining away the video and claiming that the money had been transferred, but had not been allowed ;More…
Mixed conditions in Interlagos provide a changeable backdrop for the first free practice session. Drivers Romain Grosjean and Heikki Kovalainen finish 13th and 9th respectively, with 59 valuable laps in the bank. Follow @Lotus_F1Team Romain Grosjean, E21-04 Position: P13 Fastest Lap: 1:26.570 Laps Completed: 28 Heikki Kovalainen, E21-05 Position: P9 Fastest Lap: 1:26.133 Laps Completed: 31 [View the story "2013 Brazilian GP - FP1 Report" on Storify] Follow @Lotus_F1Team (…) – News
burn Yard™ – a seminal component of the Formula 1 circuit this year – is set to stage an explosive celebration to mark the close of the 2013 Formula 1 season on Sunday 24th November in São Paulo Follow @Lotus_F1Team Hundreds of Electronic Dance Music fans, street art aficionados and Formula 1 supporters are set to unite at Paço das Artes in São Paulo, with some of Brazil’s biggest and best DJs and street artists currently working furiously to deliver the brand of spectacle we’ve come to expect (…) – News
We hear from Race Drivers Romain Grosjean and Heikki Kovalainen to gather their thoughts on what’s to come in São Paulo Follow @Lotus_F1Team Check out what Romain and Heikki had to say when we caught up with them for a quick chat on Thursday afternoon in Brazil: Romain Grosjean: “It’s my last chance to get a win this season and i’ll be pushing all the way” Heikki Kovalainen: “Interlagos is challenging and unpredictable; you have to be ready for anything” Follow @Lotus_F1Team Check This (…) – News
For the final time in 2013, it’s time to buckle up for the [slowest] ride of your life as we take on one of the most iconic, challenging and downright awesome tracks in the world; Interlagos… Follow @Lotus_F1Team [View the story "2013 Brazilian GP - The Interlagos Track Walk" on Storify] Follow @Lotus_F1Team Check This Out! We just can’t get enough of the artistic stuff!
As we prepare to draw the curtain on the V8 Formula 1 era, Technical Director Nick Chester gives us the lowdown on the radical regulation changes for 2014, and assesses the challenges which lay therein… Follow @Lotus_F1Team What are the main changes in terms of the regulations for next season? There are just so many it’s hard to know where to begin! Obviously, the engine is the big one; moving from the incumbent V8 unit which we’ve known and worked with for so long to a 1.6 litre, direct (…) – News