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Even amid his pointless first half-season with Lotus, Pastor Maldonado has signed up with the Enstone team for 2015.
In his third consecutive campaign with Williams last year, the Grove team hit rock-bottom and Maldonado decided to take his PDVSA sponsorship to Lotus.
It does nothing to quieten the rumours about his next move.
Romain Grosjean has admitted Lotus’ lack of competitiveness in 2014 is driving rumours he could be set to leave the Enstone team.
The rumour went full circle in the space of a couple of days
The unofficial ‘silly season’ has officially hit F1, as talk of a move to Mercedes for world champion Sebastian Vettel buzzes the paddock.
With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid.
The Enstone based team is sticking with its other driver, Pastor Maldonado, whose sponsor PDVSA brings millions in crucial backing.
Romain Grosjean could still be looking at a Lotus future beyond 2014.
At Hockenheim, the Enstone based team confirmed that Pastor Maldonado, backed by the powerful Venezuelan sponsor PDVSA, is staying put next year.
As Lotus firms up its plans for 2015, Romain Grosjean’s future is looking clouded.
It was already known that, when Pastor Maldonado and his lucrative backer PDVSA switched from Williams to Lotus for the 2014 season, it was the beginning of more than a single-year deal.
Romain Grosjean could be left out in the cold as Lotus looks to change gear for 2015.
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.
Lotus could be set to move on from its disastrous 2014 season.
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.
Pirelli has answered “we’ll see” to the question of staying in formula one beyond its current contract.
After an often tumultuous and controversial opening three-year stay as F1′s official supplier, the Italian marque signed on for another stint starting in 2014.
Romain Grosjean has not ruled out leaving Lotus at the end of 2014.
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.
Romain Grosjean hit out at Pirelli’s “wooden tyres” after practice in Monaco.
In fact, this weekend on the Principality’s streets, the 2014 ‘super soft’ compound is making its debut, alongside the next-softest tyre in the range, the ‘soft’.
Rival teams are interested in signing Romain Grosjean, Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez claims.
The Luxembourger revealed the news while responding to criticism of the Enstone team’s other driver, Pastor Maldonado, who is enduring an horror 2014 season.
“Don’t just say ‘teams’ and then expect people to make their own judgements.
Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez has hit out at Renault, after the F1 engine supplier revealed some of its customers are behind in payments.
Jude Law and Jessie J will be among the familiar faces at the special event
Lotus F1 Team, through its partnership with Peace One Day, will join the stars at a special Gala on May 22 to support Peace One Day Education and to raise awareness of the Democratic Republic of Congo / Great Lakes Peace Project.
That is the claim of new McLaren team boss Eric Boullier
Kevin Magnussen is going through the same sort of rookie “processes” endured in the past by the likes of Vitaly Petrov and Romain Grosjean.
Gerard Lopez, the owner of the Lotus team, has conceded that Mercedes is strolling to the 2014 title
Asked about the championship prospects of the Enstone team, who are still yet to score a single point after a disastrous start, he said: “First of all, we can forget about Mercedes.
Lotus is hoping to finally get its 2014 season on track in the next two races.
After a disastrous start to the new turbo V6 era for the Enstone team, Lotus has finally taken delivery of the improved Renault ‘power unit’ as used by Red Bull and Toro Rosso in Bahrain.
F1 drivers are threatening to strike if their teams do not pay them.
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.
The 27-year-old is sounding increasingly frustrated
Romain Grosjean is apparently becoming more and more frustrated with the situation at troubled Lotus this season.
Lotus claims its troubled 2014 car is often better than a Williams or a McLaren.
Actually, the Enstone based team is badly suffering with its E22, plagued with issues related to the problematic Renault ‘power unit’.
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