Tag Archive: Lotus

Apr 20

Lotus bullied over budget cap axe – Lopez

“Williams and us were pulled over the table”

2014-02-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Gerad Lopez (3) Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Sunday indicated he was unhappy to have joined the opposition against the introduction of budget caps. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Mercedes wanted three-race ban for Red Bull

Red Bull actually deserves “a more severe sanction”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06Mercedes wanted reigning world champions Red Bull to serve a three-race ban for appealing against its Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Lotus wants engine equality with Red Bull

“As the unofficial works team, Red Bull gets the best service”

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean pit stop 01Lotus has discovered it is second or even third in line for the best service offered by F1 engine supplier Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Apr 16

Ricciardo ‘surprised’ by Lotus’ Renault struggle

“I am surprised that they (Lotus) are still facing so many problems.”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (6) Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he is “surprised” Lotus is still struggling so much with its Renault engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Mercedes wants more punishment for Red Bull

Red Bull broke the rules in “such a flagrant and deliberate” manner

2014-03-15 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99009 Championship leader Mercedes has urged FIA judges to add to reigning world champion Red Bull’s penalty amid the fuel flow affair. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Drivers threaten to strike over unpaid wages

F1 drivers are threatening to strike if their teams do not pay them.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Germany’s Sport Bild reports that, in Bahrain recently, Kimi Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson was seen arguing in the paddock with Lotus team boss Federico Gastaldi. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Mercedes blasts Red Bull at Paris appeal

“Flagrant breach” of the regulations

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06 Title rival Mercedes on Monday was highly critical of world champions Red Bull’s behaviour, as the appeal hearing in Paris began. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Renault situation ‘not acceptable’ – Grosjean

The 27-year-old is sounding increasingly frustrated

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean 04 Romain Grosjean is apparently becoming more and more frustrated with the situation at troubled Lotus this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

FIA wins battle, Ecclestone goes to war – report

Big politics are at play in formula one

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams Amid all the noise about quiet engines and the urgent need to change rules, many suspect Bernie Ecclestone is hard at work on his latest coup. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Lotus ‘faster than Williams and McLaren’ – Permane

Lotus claims its troubled 2014 car is often better than a Williams or a McLaren.

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Alan Permane 01 Actually, the Enstone based team is badly suffering with its E22, plagued with issues related to the problematic Renault ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Red Bull continued to grapple with fuel flow problems in Sunday’s Malaysian grand prix

More fuel flow problems for Red Bull

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - pit stop 04 While Sebastian Vettel finished third, it was his teammate Daniel Ricciardo’s sister RB10 – disqualified in Melbourne over the very same issue – that was once again affected. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Raikkonen to retire after Ferrari stint

Kimi Raikkonen thinks Ferrari will be his last team in formula one

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Kimi Raikkonen 00“I am glad to be here again and I am sure that I will not change again,” the Finn told Germany’s Sport Bild in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Jean Todt has named Williams as one of the teams “crying out” for a budget cap

Williams having financial problems – Todt

2014-03-16 - Williams MARTINI racing 01The FIA president was asked by Germany’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper about the highly controversial cap, opposed by many top teams as unworkable in practice. 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 18

Boullier denies Dennis already interfering

Dennis was spotted walking to the pitwall, apparently to tell Boullier what to do 

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Eric Boullier 01 Eric Boullier insists McLaren ‘supremo’ Ron Dennis is letting him get on with his new job.
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Mar 17

Alonso ‘very happy’ to share Ferrari with Raikkonen

Finn Raikkonen had a poor race return with Ferrari in Australia

2014-03-04_0001 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso insists he is “very happy” to have a “strong opponent” to fight against at Ferrari this year. 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 14

Valtteri Bottas says he is enjoying working with his new teammate Felipe Massa

Bottas prefers Massa over ex-teammate Maldonado

2014-03-02_0016 - Williams - Bahrain - Valtteri Bottas Last year, the Finn made his debut with Williams alongside the often bad-tempered Pastor Maldonado, who has now switched to Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

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