Tag Archive: Pastor Maldonado

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 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 »

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 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 20

Williams remains one of the top favourites in 2014, despite the events in Melbourne.

Williams still second best after Mercedes

Williams Team - photo Getty Images Piloted by Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, the new Mercedes-powered FW36 was a standout of the winter season, but it struggled in the wet qualifying session last weekend. 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 »

Feb 25

Williams on Tuesday finally confirmed long speculation Rob Smedley is joining the British team.

Smedley joins Massa at Williams

2011-03-22 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Rob Smedley - Felipe Massa It has been a poorly-kept paddock secret that the 40-year-old, famous for his close relationship with Felipe Massa as race engineer at Ferrari, was set to follow his Brazilian colleague and friend to Williams this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado talk the E22

Nick Chester and Matthew Carter talk technical challenges and team ambitions

2014-02-20 - Lotus F1 Team - E22 launch (6)Following the first laps on track of the E22, drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado look to the season ahead. Ahead of the 2014 season, new team CEO Matthew Carter and Technical Director Nick Chester talk through the challenges faced, the current status, and stability of the team.

Lotus F1 Team E22 launch photo album Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Even small teams driving up F1 costs – Louis

Even the smaller teams are guilty of worsening F1′s growing financial crisis.

2013-06-06_0282 That is the view of the departing Lotus chief executive Patrick Louis, who admitted the Enstone team baulked at signing Nico Hulkenberg for 2014 purely for financial reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Massa hid Williams talks from manager

Williams asked him not to involve his manager Nicolas Todt

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Pat Symonds - Felipe Massa Felipe Massa kept his talks with Williams last year secret even from his own manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Pujolar says Maldonado ‘a great fighter’

“Pastor has shown how fast he is but I think he is often underestimated.”

2013-06-06_0061 Xevi Pujolar, the well-known F1 engineer who has switched from Williams to Toro Rosso, says Pastor Maldonado is “underestimated”. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Martini-branded Williams team shirt emerges

“Our race livery will be launched for Australia!  Focus is on technical until then.”

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Valtteri Bottas (12) Williams will almost certainly be sponsored by the famous Italian drinks brand Martini in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Quesnel favourite for Lotus boss role – report

Following Eric Boullier’s switch to McLaren

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel, the former Citroen and Peugeot world rally boss, has leapt into pole position to become Lotus’ new team boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Back to school

“It was a unique experience and something I hope we can develop further.”

04 - Lotus F1 Team Lotus F1 Team today releases its preview teaser to the 2014 season with drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado and the team embracing one of the most difficult technical challenges seen in the sport for a generation. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Martini returning to F1 with Williams – report

Martini, the Italian alcoholic drink label, is returning to formula one.

2014-01-23 - Williams Mercedes FW36 (1) That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, reporting that the former Ferrari sponsor will return with its well-known logo on the Williams livery this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Smedley won’t be Massa’s race engineer at Williams

Felipe Massa will not be reuniting with his usual race engineer in 2014.

2011-03-22 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Rob Smedley - Felipe Massa There has been speculation that, because both Brazilian Massa and his well-known, long-time race engineer Rob Smedley are moving from Ferrari to Williams, they might reunite in their old working relationship at the Grove based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Lopez plays down Lotus collapse fears

Lopez insists Raikkonen has now been “partly paid”

Gérard Lopez - photo © Dppi - E. Vargiolu Lotus owner Gerard Lopez has moved to allay fears the Enstone based team is on the verge of collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Lotus to miss first winter test

Lotus is on track for a competitive 2014

2013-06-09_0142 Lotus will not take its new 2014 car to the first official test of the pre-season, the Enstone based team has announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 20

Gonzalez reveals Pirelli test seat offer

Gonzalez has a low profile in the F1 paddock

AutoGP - Rodolfo Gonzalez Rodolfo Gonzalez, Marussia’s reserve and occasional Friday practice driver in 2013, has revealed he has been offered a role as Pirelli’s F1 tester. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Career could have ended in mid 2013 – Grosjean

Grosjean ended the recently-concluded season as a standout of 2013

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 01 Even with a 2013 contract in his pocket, Romain Grosjean has admitted he remained perilously close to seeing his now flourishing F1 career end. Read the rest of this entry »

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