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
Lotus technical director Nick Chester says there is a lot of improvement to come from the E22 but that the five second gap to Mercedes could be too big to close by Melbourne
Completing his first test for Lotus F1 Team, Pastor Maldonado shares his thoughts on his new team, the E22 and progress so far. Follow @Lotus_F1Team How was your day?
Lotus F1 technical director Nick Chester insists that the team’s response to the new 2014 design rules is both legal and effective.
Pastor Maldonado only completed 26 laps due to numerous small issues in Bahrain on Friday, but he believes the Lotus E22 is “aggressive” and “revolutionary”
Lotus could start tomorrow’s final day of the Bahrain Formula 1 test late because of the time it will take to fly out parts from its Enstone base.
Despite another frustrating day of testing in Bahrain Pastor Maldonado is adamant is far too early to Lotus to push the panic button just yet
Pastor Maldonado believes the Renault power unit may prove to be “even better” than Mercedes’ as the 2014 season unfolds.
Mercedes indicated on Friday that their new W05 car has pace as well as reliability, with Lewis Hamilton topping the times on Day Three in Bahrain.
Mercedes indicated on Friday that their new W05 car has pace, as well as reliability, as Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets on Day Three in Bahrain with the fastest time seen at this week’s test so far.
Lotus caused something of a sensation when they released the first images of the radical Renault-powered E22 in January, but with the Enstone team missing the first test, we’ve had to wait until this week in Bahrain to see the car in the flesh. And, as technical director Nick Chester explains, there’s much more to the car than that unusual nose
The new 2014 F1 technical regulations will keep teams guessing well beyond the opening grand prix in Melbourne, according to Lotus technical director Nick Chester.
The new 2014 F1 technical regulations will keep teams guessing well beyond the opening grand prix in Melbourne, according to Lotus technical director Nick Chester.
Former Caterham and Marussia racer Charles Pic has become the Lotus Formula 1 team’s third driver for 2014
Lotus is confident it unique approach to the 2014 nose design is the right choice after unveiling the new Lotus E22 to the public this week in Bahrain
After losing has Caterham seat Charles Pic will be third driver at Lotus alongside reserve driver Marco Sorensen and development driver Nicolas Prost
After two days of limited running in Bahrain, Romain Grosjean says the majority of the problems for Lotus have been caused by the Renault power unit
With the Lotus E22 now properly running after missing the first test, Lotus' technical director Nick Chester has a look at his new car and how well it should do through the upcoming season.
It’s certainly been a slow start to testing for Romain Grosjean as the E22 made its test debut at the Bahrain International Circuit with a two-day tally of 25 timed-laps as the team and power supply partners Renault Sport F1 try to hone the new regenerative V6 Turbo. What’s your feeling of the new car? The seat feels okay
Romain Grosjean insists Lotus cannot afford another day of limiited time on track after another frustrating day of testing in Bahrain
Renault believes that Lotus will be able to complete “60 or 70 laps” on the third day of Formula 1 testing at Bahrain, despite its troubled first two days.
Lotus have appointed former Caterham and Marussia racer Charles Pic as their third driver for the 2014 season. The 24-year-old Frenchman, who has 39 Grand Prix starts to his name, will conduct simulator work at the Enstone squad’s factory, whilst also providing support at races
Charles Pic has been named as a reserve driver role with Lotus for the 2014 Formula 1 season. The Frenchman raced for Caterham last year but was not re-signed. He will be the third man alongside Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado, while Nicolas Prost and Marco Sørensen will also do testing work for the team.
Romain heads into his third season as race driver for Lotus F1 Team with the confidence and experience to lead the team to greater things. Follow @Lotus_F1Team New season, new rules and new cars; how much of a challenge do you see the coming months to be? New season, new car, news rules – everything it pretty new and our challenge is pretty big
After three seasons in Formula 1, Pastor Maldonado comes to Lotus F1 Team with the objective of being one of the best and fighting for wins. Follow @Lotus_F1Team How excited are you about kicking off the new season with Lotus F1 Team? It’s great to start the season with Lotus F1 Team.
Lotus F1 Team Technical Director Nick Chester looks to the season ahead. Follow @Lotus_F1Team How would you describe the E22? I would say that it’s an elegant solution for the 2014 regulations.
Lotus have finally confirmed Renault will continue to supply their power units. The Enstone-based marque’s new car, the E22, made its debut on the first day of the second pre-season test in Bahrain on Wednesday powered by the latest Renault system.
Lotus F1 Team and Renault Sport F1 have officially confirmed an extension of their partnership, ensuring that Lotus cars will be powered by Renault drivetrains from 2014 and beyond.
Lotus this morning confirmed that it will continue to use Renault power for “2014 and beyond”. “Lotus F1 Team and Renault Sport F1 have enjoyed a successful partnership these past few years and we look forward to continue to build on our relationship and collaboration in 2014 and beyond.
Lotus have confirmed they have reached agreement with Renault for use of their power unit for “2014 and beyond.”
Lotus have agreed a contract to continue with Renault engines in Formula 1 which runs through to the 2018 season.
Renault has finally officially confirmed that it has concluded a deal with Lotus for “2014 and beyond.” Although the two parties have prepared for this season as normal the contract was not signed until commercial arrangements were completed. Lotus team … Continue reading →
A day after their new Renault-powered car made its formal test debut in Bahrain, Lotus have officially confirmed the extension of their successful chassis-engine partnership with Renault for 2014 and beyond. For the coming season, Renault will supply the team with its cutting-edge Energy F1-2014 power unit, designed for the radical new 2014 technical regulations
Lotus has confirmed it has agreed a new long-term engine deal with Renault
After the E22 makes its public debut in Bahrain, Lotus and Renault announce a new engine partnership “for 2014 and beyond”