Tag Archive: E20

Nov 20

Ocon to drive in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Lotus F1 Team Junior driver Esteban Ocon will drive in Free Practice 1 for Lotus F1 Team at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 21.

2014-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Esteban Ocon The practice session outing for the current FIA Formula 3 European Champion is the latest step in Esteban’s driver development programme and comes following a successful two-day test in the team’s 2012 E20 at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo on October 22-23. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Ocon completes successful test for Lotus F1 Team

Esteban is conducting this test as part of the Lotus F1 Team Junior programme

04 - Lotus F1 TeamLotus F1 Team Junior driver Esteban Ocon has completed his two-day test for Lotus F1 Team at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo accumulating over 650 kilometres in the two year-old Lotus F1 Team E20 over the course of the last two days, October 22-23. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Esteban Ocon to test for Lotus F1 Team

Eyes on the prize

2014-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Esteban OconLotus F1 Team Junior driver Esteban Ocon will test a two-year old Lotus F1 Team E20 as part of his ongoing development programme and as a reward for winning the FIA Formula 3 Championship in his rookie season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Lotus F1 Team E21 unveiled at Enstone and online (+photos)

The Lotus F1 Team E21 has been unleashed today from the team’s Enstone base in Oxfordshire, England.
The Look of Love – Kimi and Romain Talk E21
You Sexy Thing – Eric Boullier and James Allison Outline the Team’s 2013 Ambitions

2013-01-28 - Lotus F1 Team - E21 042013-01-28 - Lotus F1 Team - E21 03Revealed to team partners on site, streamed live on YouTube and broadcast live on Sky Sports News in the UK, the E21 will contest the 2013 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with drivers Kimi Räikkönen (E21 n°7) and Romain Grosjean (E20 n°8).

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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 09

Lotus sidelines ‘double DRS’ for now

Lotus has sidelined its ‘double DRS’ system for now.

2012-09-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Italy - Soleco 02GP2 - Esteban Gutiérrez (Lotus GP)While Red Bull quickly got its similar concept up and running to great effect with wins in Singapore and Japan, Lotus has been trying for several grands prix to fine-tune its version. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

No Friday outings for Monza sub d’Ambrosio – boss

Eric Boullier has admitted it is unlikely Jerome d’Ambrosio will make another appearance on the grand prix asphalt in 2012.

2012-06-09_01192012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 019Lotus’ Boullier-managed Belgian reserve driver replaced Romain Grosjean at Monza recently, while the team’s French regular served his one-race ban. D’Ambrosio is the team’s official reserve driver, who at the start of the 2012 season was slated to make some Friday morning practice appearances in the black Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Kubica to reveal next plans ‘in due course’

Kubica praises ‘pure racing team’ Lotus

2012-09-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Italy - Soleco 02Robert Kubica photo © WRI2 Robert Kubica has hit back at reports he should sit back rather than risk life and limb in a rally car. Lotus is doing so well because it is a “pure racing team”.

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Sep 11

‘Stealthy’ Raikkonen keeps title tilt at full speed

Stefano Domenicali has identified former Ferrari champion Kimi Raikkonen as a real threat for the 2012 title.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 012012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 05It is Ferrari’s new number 1, Fernando Alonso, who is comfortably leading the drivers’ standings by 37 points after Monza. The Spaniard has been on the podium 7 times this year so far, including 3 wins. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Lotus picks d’Ambrosio for Monza

Belgian Jerome d’Ambrosio will contest this weekend’s Italian grand prix in the place of Romain Grosjean.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Jerome DAmbrosio2012-06-09_0119There was speculation Lotus might overlook its official reserve driver for the Monza seat, after team regular Grosjean was given a one-race ban by the FIA for causing the spectacular first-lap crash at Spa last Sunday.

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Sep 04

Lotus will not race double-DRS ‘device’ at Monza

Lotus’ double DRS-inspired “device” will remain on the back-burner for yet another grand prix.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 012012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 04The Enstone based team wanted to qualify and race the device at Spa last weekend, but Lotus changed course due to Friday’s practice washout.

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Sep 03

D’Ambrosio on pole for Monza race seat

Jerome d’Ambrosio is on pole position to replace the banned Romain Grosjean at Monza.

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 0192012-06-09_0119The FIA has banned Frenchman Grosjean for one race after causing the crash that ended championship contenders Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton’s Belgian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Lotus could end victory drought in Belgium

The buzzword in the Spa paddock is ‘Lotus’.

2012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Pirelli 012012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 01Already a standout performer of the 2012 season, the black and gold E20 is long overdue for a victory. Belgium could be just the place.  Only Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher have won more times in the Ardennes than Kimi Raikkonen (4).

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Aug 28

Also McLaren to debut double-DRS at Spa – report

McLaren may also be preparing a ‘double DRS’-like system for this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.

Jenson Button -Lewis Hamilton 2012-07-312012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Jenson Button 04We reported early this month that the British team looked set to follow Mercedes and Lotus’ lead in developing an iteration of the straightline speed-boosting concept. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

All eyes on Lotus for high speed double header

All eyes will be on Lotus’ already-competitive black and gold E20 at high speed Spa and Monza.

05 - Lotus F1 Team2012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 03Technical boss James Allison confirmed recently the Enstone based team intended to debut its so-called ‘double DRS’ system in Belgium. Sky television pundit Ted Kravitz said the device, so far only tested in Friday practice sessions, works at any point of a circuit over 150mph.

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Aug 24

No Friday outing for Lotus’ d’Ambrosio at Spa

D’Ambrosio said it is not clear if he will get the opportunity to drive the E20 in Friday practice at another grand prix this year.

2012-06-09_01192012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 019He may be Lotus’ Belgian reserve driver, but Jerome d’Ambrosio has revealed he will not be driving the black and E20 in front of his home crowd next weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Piquet jr slams driver lineup at Lotus

Nelson Piquet Jr has slammed the driver lineup of his former formula one team.

Nelson Piquet - Nelson Piquet JrNelson Piquet Jr. - photo © Jared C. Tilton- Getty ImagesScoring just 19 points in his 28 races for the works Renault team in 2008 and 2009, the now 27-year-old Brazilian turned to Nascar racing after leaving F1 amid the ‘crashgate’ scandal.

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Aug 07

Raikkonen ‘a real threat’ in 2012 – Whitmarsh

“I think he is one of the fastest men on the planet”

2012-06-10_05292012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 0066Martin Whitmarsh, a former boss of the famous Finn some years ago, has admitted he has been impressed by Kimi Raikkonen in 2012.

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Aug 06

Lotus pushing to debut ‘double DRS’ at Spa

Technical boss James Allison has confirmed speculation Lotus intends to debut its so-called ‘double DRS’ system in Belgium next month.

05 - Lotus F1 Team2012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 01On British broadcaster Sky’s ‘F1 Show’, television pundit Ted Kravitz explained that – unlike Mercedes’ pioneering device – the Lotus version is in fact not attached to the rear wing DRS.

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Jul 31

Enstone will shut down for two weeks from the end of this week

School’s Out – Summer Shut Down, August 2012

2012-07-31 - Lotus F1 Team 032012-07-31 - Lotus F1 Team 01Lotus F1 Team would like to reassure its fans that even though the team’s factory at Enstone will shut down for two weeks from the end of this week, there will be plenty to keep them occupied during the summer break.

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Jul 04

The Dark Knight Rises joins forces with Lotus F1 Team at Silverstone

“We are certainly hoping for an epic conclusion for The Dark Knight Rises E20 in the Grand Prix” – Eric Boullier

05 - Lotus F1 TeamLotus F1 team is delighted to announce that it will join forces with The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight motion picture trilogy, this weekend at Silverstone for the 2012 British Grand Prix (06-08 July).

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Jul 04

Kimi Raikkonen has played down a reported spat with Lotus, insisting he is only pushing the team to improve its steering system.

Raikkonen used to ‘really good steering’ in F1

2012-06-09_02702012-06-09_1150It has been claimed the former McLaren and Ferrari driver has repeatedly rejected Enstone based Lotus’ efforts to tailor the E20 car to Raikkonen’s precise needs.

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Jun 22

Raikkonen denies Lotus rift

Kimi Raikkonen has hit back at reports he is out of favour at Lotus.

2012-06-09_02702012-06-09_1150The 2007 world champion’s return to formula one this year initially went smoothly, but he has struggled more recently while newcomer teammate Romain Grosjean almost won the recent Canadian grand prix.

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Jun 20

Lotus’ driver duo looks set to survive beyond the 2012 season, but Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne and Kamui Kobayashi at Sauber could be in trouble.

Lotus drivers safe, Vergne and Kobayashi not – report

2012-06-08_03912012-06-08_0290At Lotus, Romain Grosjean has looked quick on his return to F1 following his abortive 2009 debut, but the reigning GP2 champion has also faced criticism for getting involved in too many incidents. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Qualifying key to victory for Lotus – Grosjean

Victory will be within Lotus’ grasp if the Enstone based team can improve its qualifying pace.

2012-06-10_16082012-06-10_1381Romain Grosjean finished within sight of Lewis Hamilton in Canada earlier this month, having qualified only seventh. Also driven this year by 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen, a black and gold E20 has not started a single grand prix from the front row of the grid in 2012.

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Jun 14

Villeneuve thinks Lotus might ‘drop’ Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen’s seat at Lotus might not be secure, according to 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve.

2012-06-10_05292012-06-10_0435Villeneuve, whilst attending last weekend’s Canadian grand prix at the Montreal circuit named after his legendary father, described Lotus’ black and gold E20 car as “amazing”. The French Canadian suggested that with a top driver at the wheel, the Enstone based team might even be leading the world championship.

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Jun 01

Steering issue creating Lotus-Raikkonen rift

The mere issue of ‘steering’ risks creating a rift between Lotus and its star driver Kimi Raikkonen.

2012-05-27 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen 032012-05-27 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen 02The 2007 world champion has complained about the steering system aboard the black and gold E20 from his very first lap this season. For Monaco, the team debuted a special system tailored to the Finn’s needs, but it lasted just a single out-lap on Thursday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Other comeback kid still in the hunt – analysis

Based on qualifying, however, Monaco might be a big ask.

GP3 - Monaco - Monte-Carlo2012-05-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco Grand Prix - Kimi RaikkonenThe punters had their money on the wrong comeback kid on Saturday, as the favourite Kimi Raikkonen qualified just eighth in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Angry Birds and Lotus F1 Team reach a milestone together

Both brands announce a unique partnership at the Monaco Grand Prix for a digital celebration

Thumbnail05 - Lotus F1 TeamWhile Lotus F1 Team will contest its 500th Grand Prix in Monaco, the No.1 digital game in the world – Angry Birds – has just reached 1 billion downloads. As a result, both brands have decided to join forces to celebrate these respective milestones. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

F1’s sixth winner shapes up for Monaco

F1’s next winner could be at the wheel of a black and gold car.

2011-05-28 - Force India F1 Team - Monaco - Paul di Resta 022012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 0066“I think Kimi (Raikkonen) will be the sixth different winner in the sixth race,” said Finnish commentator and former driver Mika Salo, to the MTV3 broadcaster. Read the rest of this entry »

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