Tag Archive: Gerard Lopez

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 12

Lauda denies money powered Mercedes dominance

“We will only know when the first three races are over”

2014-03-04_0013 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali - Dr Helmut Marko - Nika Lauda Niki Lauda has dismissed claims Mercedes is set to dominate the 2014 season because the German carmaker spent more on its new turbo V6 ‘power unit’. 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 11

Lotus ‘better prepared’ than rivals – Lopez

Lotus gave its new E22 a successful rollout at Jerez on Saturday

Gérard Lopez - photo © Dppi - E. Vargiolu Gerard Lopez, the Lotus team owner, has played down suggestions the Enstone squad is still grappling with financial problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

No Renault crisis for new Lotus debut

Lotus enjoyed a trouble-free track debut with its 2014 car, the E22, at Jerez

2014-01-24 - Lotus F1 Team E22Earlier rumours suggested the Enstone team had struck the same sort of Renault-powered trouble that left the French engine supplier’s grandee partner, Red Bull, with only a handful of laps of running at the official Jerez test recently. 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 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 »

Feb 04

Grosjean not tipping winner of Alonso-Raikkonen battle

“Good luck to them!”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 09 Romain Grosjean is not so sure Fernando Alonso will have an easy time alongside new Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Lotus in ‘contact’ with Whitmarsh – source

“There has been contact with Martin”

2013-06-08_0053 Deposed McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh could switch to Lotus for 2014, an insider has confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

McLaren rumours fire as Boullier leaves Lotus

Ron Dennis took back full control of the British grandee McLaren

2012-11-18_0013 Eric Boullier has leapt into hot contention to be McLaren’s new team boss, after leaving Lotus with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Lotus F1 Team announce Gérard Lopez as Team Principal with immediate effect

New commercial partners and sponsors will also be announced 

04 - Lotus F1 Team In order to continue strengthening its management structure, to further increase Genii’s role in the team and to close the gap between its strategic, commercial and sporting activities, Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that its co-Chairman, Gérard Lopez, will combine his position on the board with the role of Team Principal with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Quantum chief says Lotus buy-in deal not dead

“The money never arrived,” said Lopez

Gérard Lopez - photo © Dppi - E. Vargiolu Mansoor Ijaz, the man behind Lotus’ delayed buy-in by the Quantum group, insists the deal is not dead. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Lopez plays down Lotus collapse fears

Lopez insists Raikkonen has now been “partly paid”

Gérard Lopez - photo © Dppi - E. Vargiolu Lotus owner Gerard Lopez has moved to allay fears the Enstone based team is on the verge of collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 23

Lotus thinks most F1 teams struggling

“For 80 per cent of the teams, their financial situation is no better than ours.”

2013-06-08_0977 Gerard Lopez, the owner of the Lotus outfit, believes the vast majority of the teams in formula one are struggling financially. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Lotus admits Raikkonen still owed money

Kimi Raikkonen has still not received all of the money he is owed by Lotus.

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 06 Towards the end of the season, and just before he set off for back surgery that meant he missed the last two races of 2013, the Finn revealed he has not been paid “one euro” by the Enstone based team this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Emaar and Genii Capital join forces to promote Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid on Lotus F1 Team cars

Dubai’s Expo 2020 Bid to be promoted on Lotus F1 Team cars

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 05Lotus F1 Team side-pods to feature Dubai Expo 2020 logo as it throttles down the Circuit of the Americas in Austin at the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, in Dubai’s bid message to reach over 250 million people across the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Quantum running out of time for Lotus deal – Lopez

“They have very little time”

2013-09-22 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 03‘Quantum’, the investment group looking to buy 35 per cent of Lotus, has denied once again that the deal is collapsing. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Heikki Kovalainen has emerged as a surprise and late contender to drive for Lotus in 2014.

Kovalainen in the running for 2014 seat – Lotus

2013-11-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki KovalainenThe Finn, Caterham’s ‘Friday’ driver this season, was drafted into Lotus’ race lineup for Austin when countryman Kimi Raikkonen headed for early back surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

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