Tag Archive: Enstone

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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Nov 28

Williams poaches sponsor from struggling Lotus

A major backer of the Lotus team has switched allegiances within the F1 pitlane.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Valterri Bottas 02Earlier this year, amid the Enstone team’s slump from fourth in 2012 and 2013 to just eighth in the 2014 constructors’ standings, rumours emerged that the Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever could switch from Lotus to McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Lotus set to announce Grosjean for 2015

Lotus is set to announce that Romain Grosjean is staying with the Enstone team in 2015.

2014-06-07_0899 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Lotus hoping for Grosjean announcement ‘soon’

Romain Grosjean is edging close to a deal to remain with Lotus for 2015.

2014-06-08_0849 Spain’s Marca reported this week that talks about a possible switch to McLaren-Honda, where the Frenchman may have been under consideration as an alternative to Fernando Alonso, have now ended. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Alonso return would be ‘no surprise’ – Lopez

Fernando Alonso’s future continues to be clouded in mystery.

IMG_5961 What does seem certain is that his five-year relationship with Ferrari is set to end, with the only thing blocking his official departure and the arrival of Sebastian Vettel being a Mexican standoff-style contractual impasse. Read the rest of this entry »

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