Lotus’ Nick Chester concedes that the E22 is not best suited to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, but expected to be in the hunt for Canadian F1 GP points.
Pastor Maldonado is keen to erase memories of a frustrating Monaco weekend by scoring his first F1 points for Lotus in Canada this weekend.
Romain Grosjean is hoping to make it three point-scoring F1 races in a row as Lotus continues to improve its E22 ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix.
The Lotus Formula 1 team is bracing itself for what it fears it will be a tough Canadian Grand Prix given the nature of the Montreal track
Despite its recent progress Pastor Maldonado thinks Lotus may have a frustrating weekend ahead in Canada due to the nature of the Montreal circuit
Round seven of the 2014 championship sees the paddock head across the Atlantic to Montreal and the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve for the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014. Sebastian Vettel took a clean sweep of pole position and race victory in last year’s event, but can the German – or team mate Daniel Ricciardo – match the feat in 2014 and break Mercedes’ run of six straight victories?
Round seven of the 2014 championship sees the paddock head across the Atlantic to Montreal and the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve for the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014. Sebastian Vettel took a clean sweep of pole position and race victory in last year’s event, but can the German – or team mate Daniel Ricciardo – match the feat in 2014 and break Mercedes’ run of six straight victories?
Round seven of the 2014 championship sees the paddock head across the Atlantic to Montreal and the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve for the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014. Sebastian Vettel took a clean sweep of pole position and race victory in last year’s event, but can the German – or team mate Daniel Ricciardo – match the feat in 2014 and break Mercedes’ run of six straight victories?
Carlos Sainz (DAMS) seized pole position for the fourth time this season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. The championship frontrunner led the way from his Red Bull Junior Team colleague Pierre Gasly (Arden Motorsport) in Saturday’s qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps, with Sauber F1 Team reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports) taking third place on a grid featuring eight different teams on the front four rows. Richie Stanaway (Lotus) set the early pace but was soon eclipsed by (…) – News
Fabio Leimer completed almost 300km at Paul Ricard in a 2012 Lotus as a reward for winning the 2013 GP2 Championship.
Fabio Leimer described his test in a Lotus F1 car as an absolutely fantastic experience after Pirelli ran him at Paul Ricard on Tuesday
Swiss driver Fabio Leimer, last year’s GP2 champion, tested a 2012 Lotus F1 car on Tuesday as part of his prize from tyre suppliers Pirelli for winning the series. Leimer, 25, completed 78 laps and around 300 kilometres of the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France, run in 3.8-kilometre configuration and using part of the famous Mistral straight
Romain Grosjean stays focused and does a very good job to score four points for Lotus in Monaco, despite getting hit from behind on the opening lap: Adrian [Sutil] just drove into me …
Lotus' omain Grosjean took the chequered flag for his first time in the Monaco Grand Prix with a gritty drive to eighth in the final classification. Romain was hit from behind on the first lap, requiring an early pitstop due to a damaged wheel rim. Pastor Maldonado experienced a fuel supply issue with his E22 on the grid and was unable to make the race start.
There were points in the Monaco Grand Prix for Jenson Button, Felipe Massa, Jules Bianchi, Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen…
Lotus' Romain Grosjean will start from fourteenth on the grid with Pastor Maldonado fifteenth after qualifying for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix under blues skies on the streets of Monte Carlo. Both drivers were unable to find sufficient speed from the E22 in the twisty challenge of Monaco’s slow speed corners to make it into the top ten today.
There were top ten times in Saturday’s qualifying in Monte Carlo for Kevin Magnussen and Sergio Perez while Nico Hulkenberg just missed out…
Thursday FIA press conference from Monaco with Federico Gastaldi (Lotus), Claire Williams (Williams), Eric Boullier (McLaren), Toto Wolff (Mercedes), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing) and Marco Mattiacci (Ferrari).
Romain Grosjean insists he is not giving any thoughts to a future outside of Lotus, despite rival Formula 1 teams sounding him out.
Thursday FIA press conference from Monaco with Federico Gastaldi (Lotus), Claire Williams (Williams), Eric Boullier (McLaren), Toto Wolff (Mercedes), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing) and Marco Mattiacci (Ferrari).
Team representatives – Federico Gastaldi (Lotus), Claire Williams (Williams), Eric Boullier (McLaren), Toto Wolff (Mercedes), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing), Marco Mattiacci (Ferrari) Q: Let’s start with Claire Williams. Claire a strong performance for the team in Barcelona
Lotus believes the key to its Monaco Grand Prix chances is getting its tyres working properly
Romain Grosjean thinks Lotus needs a change in the weather on Saturday if it is to get itself back into contention for a top ten finish in Monaco after struggling to find grip on the opening day of practice
Fabio Leimer to test the Lotus F1 2012 car at Paul Ricard next week as part of his prize for winning the 2013 GP2 title
GP2 champion Fabio Leimer will drive Pirelli’s Lotus Formula 1 test car at Paul Ricard next week
Fabio Leimer will test a 2012 Lotus Formula One car at Paul Ricard in France as part of his prize for winning last year’s GP2 championship. The 25-year-old Swiss driver will run on Tuesday 27 May, two days after this weekend’s Grand Prix in Monaco
Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado is not affected by criticism of his driving but admits he has made mistakes this season.
Pastor Maldonado reckons Lotus’s difficult start to the season has been a factor in his recent spate of accidents, although the Venezuelan accepts he’s made more mistakes than he should have.
Romain Grosjean is determined to put his recent reputation for crashing at Monaco behind him this weekend by changing his mentality behind the wheel
Lotus F1 driver Pastor Maldonado repeats claims that his funding is not under threat from ongoing investigations into sponsorship irregularities in Venezuela.
Pastor Maldonado insists he will not change his approach at this weekend despite racking up his fourth penalty point of the season at the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend
Romain Grosjean is aiming to make it third time lucky at the Monaco GP and register a race finish this weekend in order to banish the memories of his first two incident-filled F1 appearances in the Principality.
Lotus team boss Gerard Lopez has backed Pastor Maldonado to recover from his error-strewn start to his career at the team and emulate the sharp upward career trajectory of team-mate Romain Grosjean.
Lotus fears it may have a fight on its hands to keep hold of Romain Grosjean if it does not keep pushing up the Formula 1 grid this season.
Lotus fears it may have a fight on its hands to keep hold of Romain Grosjean if it does not keep pushing up the Formula 1 grid this season.
Lotus owner Gerard Lopez has revealed Romain Grosjean is a wanted man – and believes the team can do the same for troubled Pastor Maldonado.
Lotus owner Gerard Lopez has revealed Romain Grosjean is a wanted man – and believes the team can do the same for troubled Pastor Maldonado.
With five rounds of the championship already complete, the F1 paddock moves on to Monte Carlo for one of the most glamorous and prestigious events of the year, the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2014. Those involved discuss their prospects for race every driver wants to win
Lotus F1 will continue to focus on maintaining an upward trend in both performance and reliability despite Romain Grosjean’s points in Barcelona.
Romain Grosjean knows what it takes to produce a strong performance in Monaco, but can he guide Lotus F1 to points in Principality?
After finally scoring points in Barcelona, Lotus F1 tech chief Nick Chester is hoping for more in Monaco.
Romain Grosjean believes Lotus main deficiency is now power after the team made a significant step forward with the chassis at the last round in Spain
Claiming that Lotus has made ‘an incredible step forward’, Pastor Maldonado is looking forward to returning to the F1 track he calls ‘the special one’.
This year Silverstone will stage its 50th grand prix, the circuit’s connection with grands prix dating back to Luigi Villoresi’s victory in the first ever event on October 2, 1948, two years before the inauguration of the FIA F1 championship in 1950. And to kick off the celebrations 1996 champion Damon Hill, Lotus driver Romain Grosjean and Derek Warwick, former Renault Formula 1 driver and President of the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) were on hand at the circuit to show off a collection of legendary Renault-powered F1 cars. Hill, who won the 1994 British Grand Prix, was reunited with ;More…
With five rounds of the championship already complete, the F1 paddock moves on to Monte Carlo for one of the most glamorous and prestigious events of the year, the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2014. Those involved discuss their prospects for race every driver wants to win
Turbos to make return to Silverstone for first time in 25 years this summer on anniversary of 50th British GP Renault recreates F1 turbo history at Silverstone with display of some of the most significant turbocharged cars to be raced in the sport; the RS01, RE40 and Lotus 98T The pioneering Renault RS01 was the first-ever turbocharged car to be raced in F1. The distinctive yellow car, powered by a 1.5l V6 turbo engine, made its debut at the British GP in 1977, driven by Jean-Pierre (…) – News
Pastor Maldonado admits the progress Lotus has made in recent weeks has him dreaming of a podium in the Monaco Grand Prix
Lotus is convinced that it can now target a top three finish in the Formula 1 world championship, ahead of Ferrari, having recovered from its troubled start to 2014
Lotus owner Gerard Lopez has urged Renault to name names in future the next time they attempt to drop teams in trouble.
Lotus say they’re in much better shape now after their difficult start to the season, with Pastor Maldonado hailing “a big step forward” at the end of testing in Barcelona.