Tag Archive: Lotus

Jul 08

Pirelli gives glimpse of F1′s 18-inch future

18-inch F1 concept tyre at Silverstone

http://f1pressarea.pirelli.com/wp-content/files/2014/07/Pirelli_18inchestyre-3.jpgF1 got a glimpse into the future on Tuesday, when Pirelli released images of its low-profile, 18-inch concept tyre. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

‘Hurdles’ in way of Lotus’ Mercedes move

Lotus’ switch to Mercedes power for 2015 may be hitting a snag.

IMG_2508As recently as Sunday, the end of the struggling Enstone based team’s Renault deal seemed a mere formality. “I can’t confirm it yet,” Mercedes’ Toto Wolff smiled to British television Sky at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Kolles denies Caterham owner speculation

Caterham is the latest hotbed of formula one rumours.

IMG_2344Because the true identity of the team’s new owners has not been disclosed, plenty of speculation is flying around.

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Jul 06

Grosjean on move as Lotus shifts gear

Romain Grosjean could be left out in the cold as Lotus looks to change gear for 2015.

IMG_3960 It is now an open secret that the Enstone based team intends to switch from Renault to Mercedes customer power at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Raikkonen will be ‘great’ again – Mattiacci

New team boss Marco Mattiacci insists he is not afraid of making changes to put Ferrari back on the path to victory.

2014-06-08_0729 His predecessor Stefano Domenicali has already gone, and the latest paddock rumour is that engine chief Luca Marmorini could be the next to pay the price for the fabled Italian marque’s poor start to the new V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Lotus to test 18-inch Pirelli tyre

Pirelli will test a much lower-profile tyre during next week’s post-British grand prix test at Silverstone.

2014-06-08_0625 F1′s official tyre supplier, whose public profile has been much lower in 2014 as drivers label its new approach as “conservative”, said the 18-inch tyre will “showcase the way that formula one could look in the near future”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Sauber to stay with Ferrari power in 2015

Swiss team Sauber has notably struggled in 2014, but it will not change its engine supplier for 2015.

IMG_6513 According to word from Silverstone, Lotus is poised to announce its switch from struggling Renault to leading Mercedes power for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Ecclestone admits F1 buy-back possible

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he might buy back formula one.

2012-11-15_0008 The Silverstone weekend kicked off amid rumours major shareholder CVC could be considering selling its stake. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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