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Carmen Jordá today joined Lotus F1 Team as a Development Driver for the 2015 season.
Romain Grosjean will get his first taste of the E23 tomorrow
Pastor Maldonado completed the car’s first day of running
Lotus F1 Team’s 2015 challenger, the E23 Hybrid, took to the track for the first time today, completing its first shakedown lap followed by installation and functionality checks. Pastor Maldonado completed the car’s first day of running and will remain in the car for tomorrow’s programme.
Gonna fly now
Lotus F1 Team’s 2015 challenger, the E23 Hybrid, arrived in Jerez today after firing-up for the first time at the team’s Enstone base on Saturday January 31. The car is now undergoing its build programme overnight and through Monday, with the first significant running expected for Tuesday February 3.
We caught up with Romain Grosjean in Enstone to see what he’s up to…
Hi Romain, what are you up to until January now that the season is over? Romain Grosjean: I’m doing a lot of physical training to keep fit throughout the winter period so this will be ongoing! I will mainly spend time with my family and do a bit less travelling although I will be going on holiday for a few days! In the end the break isn’t actually that long and the new season will be around the corner before we know it.
A major backer of the Lotus team has switched allegiances within the F1 pitlane.
Lotus is set to announce that Romain Grosjean is staying with the Enstone team in 2015.
Just a week ago, the Frenchman was saying he had the power to step out of his contract and move to a bigger team. But a lot – albeit all apparently behind the scenes – has changed in the intervening days, including reports that Fernando Alonso is definitely heading to McLaren-Honda.
Romain Grosjean has revealed an exit clause will allow him to walk away from Lotus at the end of the season.
Pastor Maldonado has admitted he is looking forward to Lotus’ switch from Renault to Mercedes power for 2015.
The Venezuelan has said consistently this year he does not regret moving last winter from Williams to the Enstone-based team. But almost a full season on, while Williams made an impressive leap from the rear of the midfield to the upper grid hatchings in 2014, Lotus’ reverse in fortunes has been just as dramatic.
Romain Grosjean has denied that Lotus’ new Mercedes engine deal makes it less likely he will stay with the Enstone team beyond 2014.
On the face of it, the struggling team’s switch from an underpowered Renault ‘power unit’ is good news for Lotus’ frustrated drivers. “It will help Lotus,” Grosjean agreed at Sochi. “I am sure that next year the team will be more competitive. The option of (staying with) Lotus has become quite attractive.”