Tag Archive: Nicolas Prost

Jul 11

e-dams-Renault tops the time sheets (+photos)

The FIA Formula E Championship is the major innovation for the 2014 season.  

2014-07-09 035The first race will take place on 13th September in the streets of Beijing. However, the preparation of the cars is already well under way and five test sessions took place on the Donington circuit, where all the teams are based.

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Jun 30

Renault to be title sponsor of e.dams-Renault

FIA Formula E championship

FIA Formula E championship Renault to be title sponsor of e.dams-Renault Renault, a pioneer in the world of electric vehicles and an active participant in motorsport ever since the brand was founded, was named last year as an official technical partner of the FIA Formula E Championship. With the competition’s inaugural race in Beijing, China, in September, 2014, looming fast, the French carmaker has announced that is to step up its involvement in the new series in the form of backing for e.dams. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Pic ‘expects’ Friday work with Lotus in 2014

“I am very excited to join a top team”

Charles Pic - Olivier Panis Charles Pic is expecting to appear on the timesheets in some Friday practice sessions this year, after signing up as the new Lotus third driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Grosjean plays down reports of 2014 Lotus car delay

“Now flat out on 2014 car!”

Romain Grosjean - photo © DPPI - Frédéric Le Floch Romain Grosjean has played down concerns Lotus is way behind its major rivals in simulator testing of the 2014 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Nicolas Prost fastest for Rebellion Racing in final Petit Le Mans test

Briscoe (P2), Muller (GT), Rayhall (PC), Bleekemolen (GTC) lead classes

Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda

Rebellion Racing set the fastest time in the third and final day of testing for Saturday’s 16th Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda, with Nicolas Prost running a lap of one minute, 9.942 seconds (130.737 mph) at Road Atlanta to lead Wednesday’s session. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Lotus F1 Team announces 2013 Young Driver Test lineup

Homework

2013-06-09_0994Nicolas Prost, Davide Valsecchi and Kimi Räikkönen will drive for Lotus F1 Team during next week’s adapted ‘Young Driver Test’ at Silverstone on July 17 -19. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Lotus thinks most teams will keep ‘step’ nose in 2013

Lotus’ technical boss thinks many teams will continue to use ‘step’ noses in 2013.

2013-01-28 - Lotus F1 Team - E21 04Lotus F21 - 2013-01-28The first 2013 car to be unveiled on Monday, Enstone based Lotus’ E21 still features the indecorous ‘step’ synonymous with last year’s grid, despite the FIA now allowing teams to please the fans by installing a so-called ‘modesty’ laminate. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi young driver test report (updated)

Abu Dhabi young driver test day 3 report

Yas Marina logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina.

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Nov 07

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi young driver test report (updated)

Abu Dhabi young driver test day 2 report

Yas Marina logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina.

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Nov 06

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi young driver test report

Abu Dhabi young driver test  day 1 report

Yas Marina logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina.

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Nov 06

Final young driver test to begin on Tuesday

The sound of F1 engines in Abu Dhabi will resume on Tuesday.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 012010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaBarely a day after Kimi Raikkonen won Sunday’s thrilling grand prix at Yas Marina, the track will return to life on Tuesday when the final three day ‘young driver test’ begins. Six teams have already run their young driver days this year, so just Red Bull, McLaren, Lotus, Sauber, Toro Rosso and Caterham have stayed behind in Abu Dhabi for the session. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Lotus F1 Team announces 2012 Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test line-up

Young Guns

2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Nicolas Prost2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Edoardo MortaraNicolas Prost, Edoardo Mortara and Davide Valsecchi will join Lotus F1 Team for the Abu Dhabi young driver test, which will take place following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Muscle Milk, Level 5 and Rebellion reign at Road Atlanta (updated)

Lola-Toyota wins Petit Le Mans on drama-filled day

ALMS - Petit Le Mans-Start-1Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, Level 5 Motorsports and Rebellion Racing were the big winners Saturday at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Rebellion’s Neel Jani, Andrea Belicchi and Nicolas Prost won the 1,000-mile race for the first time with a three-lap victory in their Lola-Toyota on a day filled with drama at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

25 F1 drivers to tackle Le Mans this weekend

More than 25 drivers with formula one experience will be on the grid at this weekend’s 80th running of the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.

24 Heures du MansAllan McNish  Audi 2 photo - DPPI  François FlamandNear the front, in the premier LMP1 prototype class, will be Allan McNish and Marc Gene, driving for Audi.  Scot McNish raced in F1 with Toyota in 2002, while Gene drove for Minardi and is still a Ferrari test driver. Toyota has since left F1 and for 2012 has entered Le Mans, and the Japanese marque’s number 8 entry is a grand prix-superteam featuring Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri), Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso) and one-off 1999 Minardi driver Stephane Sarrazin.

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Feb 21

Nick, Neel and Nico check out Lola!

Nick Heidfeld, Nicolas Prost and Neel Jani spent the morning at Lola yesterday

They were touring the state-of-the-art facility and catching up with Lola engineers and the 2012 Lola LMP1 updates. The trio will drive the #12 Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota in this season’s inaugural FIA World Endurance Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Alain Prost and Dacia lead 2011/2012 Trophée Andros title chase

The setting for the Trophée Andros dropped in altitude this weekend with a visit to Saint-Dié des Vosges, in eastern France.

Trophée Andros 2012 Saint Dié des Vosges raceTrophée Andros 2012 Saint Dié des Vosges raceThe battle for victory was as thrilling as ever, however, and the big crowd saw Alain Prost pull out a gap over Jean-Philippe Dayraut after beating his title rival in both races. That said, Benjamin Rivière boosted his championship hopes with a strong run in the Vosges Mountains. There is very little in it between these three drivers ahead of next weekend’s last round at Super Besse (Auvergne).

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Jan 16

Dacia Lodgy Glace’s first one-two finish

It was a weekend of ups and downs for Team Dacia at Lans-en-Vercors, Jacques Villeneuve almost on the podium.

After a troubled Friday, however, the Dacia Lodgy Glace runners went on to dominate Race 2, with Evens Stievenart claiming his first win of the year.

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Jan 09

Dacia Lodgy Glace kicks off 2012 with two podium finishes

Trophée Andros action resumed this weekend at Isola 2000

With the Christmas and New Year festivities over, Trophée Andros action resumed this weekend at Isola 2000, in the south of France. The first race saw Alain Prost finish on the podium to defend his position at the top of the standings.

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Dec 12

The foundations for Dacia Lodgy Glace’s maiden Trophée Andros win in the Principality of Andorra were laid in two phases.

A strategic victory for Alain Prost and his son Dacia Lodgy Glace

Trophée Andros Evans Stievenart - Alain Prost - Nicolas ProstAlain Prost gave an early hint of his speed when he posted the fastest time during the first race’s first qualifying session at the Pas de la Case ice-racing circuit. However, he decided to spare his tyres during the second session. He ended up second in the first race before going on to claim a brilliant victory in the weekend’s second race. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Lola end season on a high at Zhuhai 6 Hours

Finishing the six hour event in 4th place

Lola LMP cars rounded out the 2011 season successfully in China last weekend.The Rebellion Lola-Toyota of Neel Jani and Nicolas Prost finished a fine 4th overall, once again being the first petrol powered LMP car to take the chequered flag.

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