Tag Archive: Lotus

Jul 04

Raikkonen to ‘probably’ quit after 2015

Kimi Raikkonen has revealed he will “probably” retire from formula one at the end of next season.

IMG_3900 Despite his 2007 title and his on-form F1 comeback with Lotus, the Finn has struggled this year after returning to Ferrari to be Fernando Alonso’s new teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Lopez witnessed abduction of female friend

Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez was in the middle of a kidnapping incident, according to reports in the French press.

Gérard Lopez - photo © Dppi - E. Vargiolu Le Quotidien claims Lopez was returning from a business trip to Venezuela when he visited his 38-year-old friend Stephanie Turci in France. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

F1 teams also battling to buy into sport

“Lawrence Stroll, of Tommy Hilfiger, who apparently has Ferrari on board

2014-06-08_0747Formula one teams may not just be competing for trophies and sponsors, according to a report by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.

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Jul 01

Lotus in ‘contact’ with Mercedes for 2015 power

Lotus could be set to move on from its disastrous 2014 season.

IMG_6200 Fourth in the constructors’ championship not only last year but also in 2012, the Enstone-based team has struggled with the newly V6-powered E22. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Zanardi looks forward to Schumacher recovery

Alex Zanardi, horrifically and near-fatally injured in 2001, has wished his old rival Michael Schumacher well.

Alex Zanardi portrait Three times during their respective racing careers, the Italian and German faced off on the circuits. The first was as teenagers, at the wheel of European kart competitions.  Then a few years later, in the early 90s, when Zanardi raced in F1 for Jordan, Minardi and Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Red Bull considers buying F1 supplier Renault

In the past weeks and days, the speculation has reached fever pitch.

IMG_6292 Even amid the denials, the story suggesting Red Bull is considering designing its own formula one engine will not go away. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Horner adds denial to ‘Red Bull engine’ claims

Christian Horner has added his denial to reports Red Bull could end its F1 engine crisis by building its own turbo V6.

2014-06-08_0831 Amid the reigning world champions’ obvious frustration with Renault in 2014, the story of a ‘Red Bull engine’ intensified when Dr Helmut Marko admitted last week that it was a possibility. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Struggling Raikkonen ‘should go home’ – Villeneuve

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has attacked Kimi Raikkonen for struggling to shine in 2014

2014-06-04_0153 After two impressive comeback years with Lotus, Finn Raikkonen was signed for this season by Ferrari, for whom he won his sole title in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Red Bull planning ‘Infiniti’ F1 engine – report

Plans are afoot for an ‘Infiniti’ engine in formula one.

2014-06-07_0849 It is already known that reigning world champions Red Bull will compile a ‘final report’ about current supplier Renault’s progress since its disastrous pre-season after this weekend’s Austrian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Lotus PR chief ‘sacked’ over ‘gay’ tweet

“People must know”

2014-06-05_0044 A Lotus employee has revealed he was fired for posting a ‘tweet’ on the F1 team’s official social networking account earlier in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Ferrari adds engineer to end Raikkonen struggle

Ferrari has moved to end Kimi Raikkonen’s 2014 troubles by giving him another race engineer.

2014-06-05_0025 The Toronto Sun newspaper reports that at the struggling 2007 world champion’s side in Montreal this weekend is a Briton, David Lloyd. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Grosjean not ruling out Lotus exit

Romain Grosjean has not ruled out leaving Lotus at the end of 2014.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Romain Grosjean - Australia - Romain Grosjean (4) Earlier this week, while backing the troubled Pastor Maldonado, team owner Gerard Lopez said Frenchman Grosjean had emerged from a similar slump to be among the most coveted drivers on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Maldonado denies Venezuelan backing to end

Pastor Maldonado has denied his sponsorship backing is ending.

2014-05-09 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Pastor Maldonado 02 Early this week, the new Venezuelan sports minister Antonio Alvarez warned the country will not spend “one more dollar” on motor racing. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Lotus rivals want to sign Grosjean – Lopez

Rival teams are interested in signing Romain Grosjean, Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez claims.

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean 03 The Luxembourger revealed the news while responding to criticism of the Enstone team’s other driver, Pastor Maldonado, who is enduring an horror 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

No deal as McLaren title sponsor talks end – report

McLaren is likely to contest the rest of the 2014 season without a title sponsor, according to Italy’s blogf1.it.

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Kevin Magnussen 02 Last month, in the wake of former main backer Vodafone’s departure, rumours emerged that the Woking team was in talks with a Japanese giant called Rakuten, the Tokyo based owner of buy.com and play.com. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Maldonado’s Venezuelan backing could end

The F1 party may soon be over for Pastor Maldonado.

2014-05-09 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Pastor Maldonado 03 Until now, the 29-year-old Venezuelan’s formula one career has been powered by state millions, through the oil company PDVSA and the personal backing of president Hugo Chavez. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Fuel playing big role in new V6 era – report

Fuel has emerged with a big role to play in F1′s new V6-powered era.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - 02 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said struggling Renault took a 12 horse power step forward last time out in Barcelona, thanks entirely to a new blend of fuel supplied by French partner Total. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Smaller teams less committed to F1 – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at criticism of F1′s new ‘Strategy Group’.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 01 The decision-making group features only six of the sport’s eleven competing teams — powerful Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren, the fourth-placed in 2013 Lotus and, for historical reasons, Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Lotus hits back after Renault pay claims

“Don’t just say ‘teams’ and then expect people to make their own judgements.

2014-05-09 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Pastor Maldonado 01 Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez has hit out at Renault, after the F1 engine supplier revealed some of its customers are behind in payments. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Caterham behind in engine, gearbox bills – report

Is the F1 backmarker Caterham for sale?

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 04 That was the question being asked on Wednesday by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, recalling paddock rumours from the Spanish grand prix venue in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

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