Tag Archive: Lotus
Alonso would ‘welcome’ Allison to Ferrari
Lotus’ highly rated 45-year-old technical director is now on ‘gardening leave’ and also on the market, with the big rumour linking him with Ferrari.
“I know nothing, so I cannot deny anything.”
Luca di Montezemolo has played down rumours linking Lotus’ newly departed technical director James Allison with a move to Ferrari.
Earlier this year he was linked with a move to Mercedes or McLaren
Lotus on Wednesday confirmed multiple media reports claiming technical director James Allison is leaving the team.
“Kimi is sitting in a very good car at the moment.”
Gerhard Berger, the former McLaren and Ferrari driver, doubts Kimi Raikkonen can win the 2013 title.
Qualifying is no longer as important as in the past, according to Mark Webber.
“Previously,” the Australian is quoted by the German-language T-Online website, “qualifying was almost everything — 75 to 80 per cent.
“They have a little bit more of everything”
With the European phase of the 2013 season now looming, Rubens Barrichello thinks Red Bull is a step ahead.
James Allison disappointed
Lotus has admitted it is “surprised” at Pirelli’s decision to not supply the ‘soft’-compound tyre this weekend in Barcelona.
Red Bull dumped alternator supplier Magneti Marelli
Last year, the world champion team was dogged by a recurring reliability problem with its alternators, supplied by Italian company Magneti Marelli.
“I think he can forget about 2012 now”
Romain Grosjean has put his troubled start to the 2013 season firmly behind him, according to a Lotus team engineer.
“If you want to win, you have to beat everyone.”
There would be “no bullshit” in the Red Bull garage if Sebastian Vettel is paired with friend Kimi Raikkonen in 2014.
“I think this year we will fight until the end for both championships”
Despite a mixed start to the 2013 campaign for Ferrari, test driver Marc Gene insists the mood at Maranello is “calm”.
“At the moment we fear Lotus more than we do Ferrari”
According to Dr Helmut Marko, Lotus is a bigger challenger to Red Bull’s championship hopes in 2013 than Ferrari.
“In my opinion, there will be no surprises” – Lopez.
Team owner Gerard Lopez thinks it is likely Lotus will stay with Renault power beyond 2013.
“Rarely has a team been the victim of such bad luck as Ferrari in Bahrain”
The Italian press hailed Sebastian Vettel’s return to top form in Bahrain, whilst lamenting the bad luck that prevented Fernando Alonso from challenging.
Arnall said Raikkonen was treated with antihistamines.
He ultimately finished second, but Kimi Raikkonen was almost not well enough to contest Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix.
“We have realised what was wrong”
Romain Grosjean has hit back at Alain Prost, after the quadruple world champion said the Lotus driver’s lack of pace in 2013 was due to his “emotionally difficult situation”.
The top teams, however, did not agree
F1 teams will get an extra set of tyres in Barcelona and beyond to spice up the early practice action on Fridays.
Rosberg on pole but not favourite in Bahrain
The German acknowledged that while his Mercedes is quick over a single lap, it might burn through Pirelli’s heavily-degrading tyres faster than his rivals in the race.
“We have more money than last year”
Kimi Raikkonen is moving closer to committing to Lotus for the 2014 season, according to team boss Eric Boullier.
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