Tag Archive: Enstone

Apr 18

Lotus looks to end crisis in China, Spain

Lotus is hoping to finally get its 2014 season on track in the next two races.

 

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean 03After a disastrous start to the new turbo V6 era for the Enstone team, Lotus has finally taken delivery of the improved Renault ‘power unit’ as used by Red Bull and Toro Rosso in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Montagny doubts Lotus can return to the top

E22 struggles not only for pace but also merely to run

Frank MontagnyFranck Montagny has made a bleak assessment not only of ailing Lotus’ 2014 prospects, but also Williams’ chances of mounting a title challenge this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Lotus needs more staff – Grosjean

“We definitely need to recruit some people to support the smaller team”

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Romain Grosjean - Australia - Romain Grosjean (1) Lotus needs to recruit staff following a disastrous start to the 2014 season, team driver Romain Grosjean says. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Lotus promote from within for new team boss

Lotus’ new team boss is Federico Gastaldi

2014-02-22_0000 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Pastor Maldonado It had been reported that Citroen rally chief Olivier Quesnel, or perhaps even ousted McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh, would be drafted in to fill the hole left by Eric Boullier’s departure. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Lotus F1 Team today announces the appointment of Federico Gastaldi as the new Deputy Team Principal

Federico Gastaldi appointed Deputy Team Principal 

04 - Lotus F1 Team Promoted from within the team, Gastaldi has worked for Lotus F1 Team since 2010 as Director of Business Development as the most recent role in a long relationship with Enstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

No engine freeze delay for troubled Renault

The engine development ‘freeze’ deadline will not be extended.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (18) Earlier, it emerged that crisis-struck Renault had managed to get onto the agenda for Friday’s F1 strategy group meeting a discussion about extending the end-February deadline for the homologation of its troubled V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Lotus hopes Renault can power winning car

Lotus is pinning its high hopes for 2014 on trouble engine supplier Renault.

2014-02-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain test (6)Technical boss Nick Chester is confident the Enstone team has produced a winning car, with respected Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt agreeing the double-tusked E22 is the most “courageous” in the field. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Lotus F1 Team and Renault Sport F1 confirm partnership

Lotus finally confirms 2014 Renault deal

04 - Lotus F1 Team Lotus F1 Team and Renault Sport F1 are delighted to officially confirm the extension of their successful chassis-engine partnership for 2014 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Lopez tips new Lotus to ‘go like hell’

Acting team boss Gerard Lopez expects Lotus to be fully competitive in 2014.

Gérard Lopez - photo © Dppi - E. Vargiolu Amid rumours of financial strife, the Enstone team sat out the opening Jerez test, and when the E22 finally made its public debut in Bahrain on Wednesday, it clocked the slowest time and a mere 8 laps. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Even small teams driving up F1 costs – Louis

Even the smaller teams are guilty of worsening F1′s growing financial crisis.

2013-06-06_0282 That is the view of the departing Lotus chief executive Patrick Louis, who admitted the Enstone team baulked at signing Nico Hulkenberg for 2014 purely for financial reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Boullier exit ‘a surprise’ – Grosjean

Lotus is now ready to push the throttle down in 2014.

2013-06-06_0089 That is the claim of driver Romain Grosjean, following rumours the Enstone team is still struggling with the sort of financial problems that became well-known in the F1 paddock late last season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Quesnel admits contact with Lotus’ Lopez

“We talked, and we did talk about the F1 team.”

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel, the former Citroen and Peugeot rally boss, has admitted he has had contact with Lotus owner Gerard Lopez about becoming the Enstone team’s new sporting boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Quesnel favourite for Lotus boss role – report

Following Eric Boullier’s switch to McLaren

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel, the former Citroen and Peugeot world rally boss, has leapt into pole position to become Lotus’ new team boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Lotus to test double-nosed E22 on Friday

Lotus at Jerez for promotional ‘filming days’ on demonstration Pirelli tyres

2014-01-24 - Lotus F1 Team E22 Lotus will not wait until the next official test in Bahrain to get its delayed 2014 car on track. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Lotus owner says Whitmarsh ‘not only candidate’

“We have talked to at least three other people.”

2013-06-06_0266 Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez has played down reports McLaren refugee Martin Whitmarsh is definitely headed to Enstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Symonds has ‘sympathy’ for Lotus’ troubles

“I don’t think Lotus have done it out of choice”

Pat Symonds - photo © FRANCOIS FLAMAND - DPPI Pat Symonds, a former long-time personality at the Enstone team, says he has “sympathy” for struggling Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

McLaren, Lotus fight over major sponsor – report

That move has ruffled some feathers at Enstone

 2014-01-24 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 7In the context of the death of Jenson Button’s father, a new spat between McLaren and Lotus is unlikely to rate high on his list of concerns. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Sorensen set to follow Saxo Bank to Lotus

He raced in Lotus’ black and gold colours in the Formula Renault 3.5 series

Marco Sorensen Marco Sorensen looks set to join Lotus as the Enstone based team’s new reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Ruhan stepping up amid Lotus struggles

Andrew Ruhan is stepping up amid Lotus’ financial struggles.

2013-06-06_0282 That is the claim of Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo newspaper, in the wake of the departure of the Enstone based team’s chief executive Patrick Louis. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Crash test situation ‘normal’ insists McLaren

“It is normal at this time of the year for teams to push to the limit”

2013-11-17 -Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 01 McLaren has played down reports its 2014 car is yet to pass all of the mandatory FIA crash tests. Read the rest of this entry »

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