Tag Archive: Romain Grosjean

Apr 15

Drivers threaten to strike over unpaid wages

F1 drivers are threatening to strike if their teams do not pay them.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Germany’s Sport Bild reports that, in Bahrain recently, Kimi Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson was seen arguing in the paddock with Lotus team boss Federico Gastaldi. 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 »

Apr 03

Lotus ‘faster than Williams and McLaren’ – Permane

Lotus claims its troubled 2014 car is often better than a Williams or a McLaren.

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Alan Permane 01 Actually, the Enstone based team is badly suffering with its E22, plagued with issues related to the problematic Renault ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Ecclestone working hard to turn up the volume

“Niki likes the new sound because his cars are winning”

2012-11-15_0006 If a question ever requires a cool answer, reporters flock to ‘iceman’ Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Grosjean lost cool in Lotus garage

“We need to understand the brake-by-wire system”

2014-03-01_0005 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Romain Grosjean Romain Grosjean wasn’t his always-smiling self during one dramatic moment at the Bahrain tests last week. 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 17

Boullier exit ‘a surprise’ – Grosjean

Lotus is now ready to push the throttle down in 2014.

2013-06-06_0089 That is the claim of driver Romain Grosjean, following rumours the Enstone team is still struggling with the sort of financial problems that became well-known in the F1 paddock late last season. 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 »

Feb 04

Grosjean not tipping winner of Alonso-Raikkonen battle

“Good luck to them!”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 09 Romain Grosjean is not so sure Fernando Alonso will have an easy time alongside new Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Grosjean future safe despite Boullier exit

Lopez told France’s RMC that Grosjean is safe

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 01 Romain Grosjean’s Lotus future is safe, despite the departure from the team of boss Eric Boullier. 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 »

Dec 16

Raikkonen picks number 7, Bottas picks 77

Felipe Massa has nominated the number 19

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Kimi Raikkonen 08 Drivers are spending the last days before Christmas coming up with the numbers they will carry for the rest of their formula one careers. 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 »

Dec 02

Romain Grosjean has admitted he is not sure if Lotus’ money problems have been solved.

Grosjean not sure if Lotus budget in place

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 09The Enstone based team had been delaying signing its preferred option to replace the disgruntled Kimi Raikkonen – Nico Hulkenberg – until the money from the much-vaunted ‘Quantum’ investment came through. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Grosjean and Maldonado to drive for Lotus F1 Team in 2014

“It is a fantastic opportunity for me to join Lotus F1 Team for 2014.” – Pastor Maldonado

Romain-PastorLotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado [28] will join the Enstone squad alongside Frenchman Romain Grosjean [27] for the 2014 Formula 1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

DAMS determined to reconquer the 2014 titles with Palmer and Richelmi

“Our 2013 season was less fruitful than the two previous ones” – Jean-Paul Driot

DAMS - ptoto Julien Delfosse ToileF1.com After two consecutive drivers’ titles (Romain Grosjean in 2011 and Davide Valsecchi in 2012) and a teams’ crown in 2012, DAMS did not meet with the same success in 2013 due mainly to poor results in the first half of the season.

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Nov 29

Lotus to announce Maldonado on Friday – sources

Earlier, the talented Nico Hulkenberg was Lotus’ top choice

2013-06-06_0061Sources close to Lotus report that the Enstone based team is ready to announce the Williams-departed Pastor Maldonado as Romain Grosjean’s teammate for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

F1 peers split over Vettel versus Alonso question

“They are both great drivers”

2013-11-01 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 01As only a forced winter pause finally stops Sebastian Vettel’s winning streak for now, the F1 grid is divided over whether the German is really the best. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Sebastian Vettel crushes the field to claim wet weather pole position (+result)

Brazilian Grand Prix: Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos – Qualifying times

Sebastian Vettel sous la pluieSebastian Vettel  is fastest for his ninth pole of the season at season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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