Tag Archive: Enstone

Feb 14

Renault Sport Racing announces new Head of Aero

Before joining Renault Sport Racing, Pete previously worked at Red Bull Racing

2017-02-14 - Renault Sport Formula One Team is proud to announce that Pete Machin will join the organisation as Head of Aerodyna Renault Sport Formula One Team is proud to announce that Pete Machin will join the organisation as Head of Aerodynamics, based at Enstone, from July 3.

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Dec 15

Renault Sport Formula One Team, one season in

Renault Sport Racing management reviews the state of play at the end of the team’s first season in Formula 1

06 - Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault Sport Formula 1 Team has ended its first season of incorporation with strong foundations for its future. That’s the assessment of Renault Sport Racing Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul, who points to the growth and expansion taking place at Enstone, as well as the significant power unit progress seen in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 19

Renault basing 2017 car from Lotus 2015 model

“It is a fact that we are not building the 2017 car based on the 2016 one, but on the 2015 car”
2015-10-24_39735 Renault’s team principal Frederic Vasseur has explained initial developments for its 2017 car have been based upon the Lotus-branded 2015 model rather than its current challenger which has been a knock-on effect from the late takeover of the Enstone-based squad. Read the rest of this entry »
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Apr 10

Magnussen eyes F1 titles with Renault

Quizzed on his goals for the year, Magnussen added that at this stage it is very much ‘wait and see’
Magnussen eyes F1 titles with RenaultKevin Magnussen says the important thing for him this year is to ensure he does enough to be retained by Renault and to ensure he is still around when Renault is back winning and challenging for championships.
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Feb 04

Magnussen, Palmer sympathise with axed Maldonado

Esteban Ocon will be the team’s third driver
2016-02-03 - Renault (6)Though it opened the door for his F1 return, Renault’s Kevin Magnussen admits he does feel sympathy for the axed Pastor Maldonado.

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Feb 04

Esteban Ocon named as Renault Sport F1 reserve

Aitken and Joerg also named with the new Renault Sport Academy

 
Esteban Ocon named as Renault Sport F1 reserve driver

Today Renault Sport Racing confirmed their 2016 F1 line-up with the appointment of current GP3 Champion Esteban Ocon as their official reserve driver. The former ART Grand Prix ace has previous experience with the Enstone team driving their car in a Free Practice 1 session at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »
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Dec 25

‘Humble expectations’ for Renault on F1 return

The target for next year, it is not just about scoring points in the championship

Renault - photo © J-F. Galeron Renault Sport warns against overstating expectations on its return to F1 as a constructor in 2016, but maintains it is committed to succeeding in time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 23

Grosjean aims to leave Lotus fighting

Romain Grosjean is preparing for an ’emotional’ final F1 Grand Prix for Lotus
2015-06-06_1940 Romain Grosjean has called his final F1 Grand Prix with Lotus ‘poignant’ as he looks to secure sixth in the teams’ championship for the Enstone squad.

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Nov 21

Lotus asks F1 to ‘review its business model’

“I believe it is crucial for Formula 1 to review its business model” – Gastaldi
2015-10-23_39148 Lotus F1 deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi has called for Formula 1 to review its business model and has given a stern warning if certain situations continue the sport will drive fans away. Read the rest of this entry »
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Sep 20

Lotus F1 Team confirms Pastor Maldonado for 2016

Lotus F1 Team is happy to confirm the continuation of its existing contract with Pastor Maldonado for the 2016 season.

08 - Lotus F1 Team Pastor will continue as a race driver for his third year with the Enstone team after joining at the start of 2014. It’s a positive for the future of Lotus F1 Team that we are able to confirm publically that Pastor remains with us for next season Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 31

Siemens reigns at Lotus F1 Team

Fibersim has been used at Enstone since 2003

08 - Lotus F1 TeamLotus F1 Team is proud to confirm continuation of its relationship with Siemens through utilisation of its Fibersim™ portfolio of software for composites engineering, along with training and engineering services. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

“Of course! I’m happy to be going back to Barcelona, to Europe” – Pastor Maldonado

European Fan
2015-02-27 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Pastor Maldonado_0025 We had a chat with Pastor Maldonado after he spent the day at Enstone doing simulator work, and he revealed how much he loves racing in Europe… Read the rest of this entry »
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Feb 26

Carmen Jordá announced as Lotus F1 Team Development Driver for 2015 (+photos)

Carmen Jordá today joined Lotus F1 Team as a Development Driver for the 2015 season.

2015-02-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Carmen Jorda  (4)Carmen will attend Grands Prix and Formula 1 tests throughout 2015 for Lotus F1 Team as well as undergoing a significant simulator programme at the team’s base in Enstone. Carmen will drive the E23 Hybrid on track during the course of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
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Feb 04

Lotus F1 Team 2015 Jerez Test, Day Four

Good feeling

2015-02-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Jerez - Romain Grosjean 03Lotus F1 Team concluded its first pre-season test at the Circuito de Jerez with Romain Grosjean getting his first taste of the E23 Hybrid.

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Feb 03

Lotus F1 Team 2015 Jerez Test, Day Three

Romain Grosjean will get his first taste of the E23 tomorrow

2015-02-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Jerez 02Lotus F1 Team enjoyed a productive day of testing at the Circuito de Jerez with Pastor Maldonado completing 96 laps, setting a best time of 1min 22.713secs. The team continued with installation and functionality checks with the E23 Hybrid as well as initial performance assessments. Read the rest of this entry »
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Feb 02

Lotus F1 Team 2015 Jerez Test, Day Two

Pastor Maldonado completed the car’s first day of running

2015-01-26 - Lotus F1 Team - E23 03Lotus 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.

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Feb 01

Lotus F1 Team 2015 Jerez Test, Day One

Gonna fly now

2015-01-26 - Lotus F1 Team - E23 04Lotus 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

R & R and rearing to go already!

We caught up with Romain Grosjean in Enstone to see what he’s up to…

2014-06-07_0194 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 10

Enstone Eras: Part Two

In the second of three parts we look back at our closer association with Renault
04 - Lotus F1 TeamIn the second of three parts we look at our closer association with Renault, when the team was known as the Renault F1 Team. Read the rest of this entry »
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Dec 07

Enstone Eras: Part One

We look back at our beginnings in a three-part series
04 - Lotus F1 TeamLotus F1 Team will enter a new era on January 1st as Mercedes power takes over from Renault Sport F1, ending a 20 year partnership with the French company.

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