Tag Archive: Romain Grosjean
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’.
“Niki likes the new sound because his cars are winning”
If a question ever requires a cool answer, reporters flock to ‘iceman’ Kimi Raikkonen.
“We need to understand the brake-by-wire system”
Romain Grosjean wasn’t his always-smiling self during one dramatic moment at the Bahrain tests last week.
Nick Chester and Matthew Carter talk technical challenges and team ambitions
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
Even the smaller teams are guilty of worsening F1′s growing financial crisis.
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.
Lotus is now ready to push the throttle down in 2014.
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.
“It was a unique experience and something I hope we can develop further.”
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.
“Good luck to them!”
Romain Grosjean is not so sure Fernando Alonso will have an easy time alongside new Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen in 2013.
Lopez told France’s RMC that Grosjean is safe
Romain Grosjean’s Lotus future is safe, despite the departure from the team of boss Eric Boullier.
Grosjean ended the recently-concluded season as a standout of 2013
Even with a 2013 contract in his pocket, Romain Grosjean has admitted he remained perilously close to seeing his now flourishing F1 career end.
Felipe Massa has nominated the number 19
Drivers are spending the last days before Christmas coming up with the numbers they will carry for the rest of their formula one careers.
“Now flat out on 2014 car!”
Romain Grosjean has played down concerns Lotus is way behind its major rivals in simulator testing of the 2014 car.
Grosjean not sure if Lotus budget in place
The 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.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for me to join Lotus F1 Team for 2014.” – Pastor Maldonado
Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado  will join the Enstone squad alongside Frenchman Romain Grosjean  for the 2014 Formula 1 season.
“Our 2013 season was less fruitful than the two previous ones” – Jean-Paul Driot
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.
Earlier, the talented Nico Hulkenberg was Lotus’ top choice
Sources 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.
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