Tag Archive: Gerard Lopez

Oct 23

Grosjean hints at Lotus stay for 2015

Romain Grosjean appears set to remain at Lotus in 2015.

2014-05-09 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Romain Grosjean 00 Although the French driver has been leaving his future open while Fernando Alonso’s move remains unclear, Lotus owner Gerard Lopez has now suggested Enstone is likely to field an identical driver lineup next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Engine switch to bring half-second boost – Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado has admitted he is looking forward to Lotus’ switch from Renault to Mercedes power for 2015.

IMG_3927 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. 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 »

Sep 25

Lotus’ Lopez, Briatore play down wild Alonso rumours

Lawrence Stroll is interested in buying Lotus

2014-06-08_0574 Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez, and the Fernando Alonso-connected Flavio Briatore, have played down the latest explosive F1 rumours. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Future ‘good’ after long Dennis talks – Button

The signs are growing stronger that Jenson Button will secure at least one more year at McLaren.

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 02 The British team’s quest for a star champion like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso to spearhead the new Honda era beginning in 2015 has been an open paddock secret. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Lopez hits back at Genii financial reports

Gerard Lopez has lashed back at reports suggesting Lotus team owner Genii is in dire financial health.

2014-05-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Gerard Lopez The Luxembourg newspaper Tageblatt reported recently that Genii, headed by Lopez and his business partner Eric Lux, is recording ever-growing losses and debts.
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Aug 01

Lotus owner’s losses, debts continue to worsen – report

Alarming news about the financial health of Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez has emerged.

2014-05-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Gerard Lopez Together with Eric Lux, fellow Luxembourger Lopez heads the investment company Genii Capital, which owns the Enstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Maldonado stays, Grosjean admits future ‘open’

As Lotus firms up its plans for 2015, Romain Grosjean’s future is looking clouded.

IMG_3927 It was already known that, when Pastor Maldonado and his lucrative backer PDVSA switched from Williams to Lotus for the 2014 season, it was the beginning of more than a single-year deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Ecclestone admits F1 buy-back possible

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he might buy back formula one.

2012-11-15_0008 The Silverstone weekend kicked off amid rumours major shareholder CVC could be considering selling its stake. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Lopez witnessed abduction of female friend

Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez was in the middle of a kidnapping incident, according to reports in the French press.

Gérard Lopez - photo © Dppi - E. Vargiolu Le Quotidien claims Lopez was returning from a business trip to Venezuela when he visited his 38-year-old friend Stephanie Turci in France. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

F1 teams also battling to buy into sport

“Lawrence Stroll, of Tommy Hilfiger, who apparently has Ferrari on board

2014-06-08_0747Formula one teams may not just be competing for trophies and sponsors, according to a report by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.

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Jul 01

Lotus in ‘contact’ with Mercedes for 2015 power

Lotus could be set to move on from its disastrous 2014 season.

IMG_6200 Fourth in the constructors’ championship not only last year but also in 2012, the Enstone-based team has struggled with the newly V6-powered E22. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Grosjean not ruling out Lotus exit

Romain Grosjean has not ruled out leaving Lotus at the end of 2014.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Romain Grosjean - Australia - Romain Grosjean (4) Earlier this week, while backing the troubled Pastor Maldonado, team owner Gerard Lopez said Frenchman Grosjean had emerged from a similar slump to be among the most coveted drivers on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Lotus rivals want to sign Grosjean – Lopez

Rival teams are interested in signing Romain Grosjean, Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez claims.

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean 03 The Luxembourger revealed the news while responding to criticism of the Enstone team’s other driver, Pastor Maldonado, who is enduring an horror 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Lotus hits back after Renault pay claims

“Don’t just say ‘teams’ and then expect people to make their own judgements.

2014-05-09 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Pastor Maldonado 01 Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez has hit out at Renault, after the F1 engine supplier revealed some of its customers are behind in payments. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Caterham behind in engine, gearbox bills – report

Is the F1 backmarker Caterham for sale?

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 04 That was the question being asked on Wednesday by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, recalling paddock rumours from the Spanish grand prix venue in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

Lotus F1 Team pays homage to El Greco

E22 will feature branding of the major El Greco exhibition 

2014-05-04 - Lotus F1 Team - El Greco helmet 02Lotus F1 Team, on the initiative of owner Gérard Lopez, will pay homage to Spanish painter El Greco with a special livery for the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix on May 9-11. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Ecclestone returns to Munich for trial

Bernie Ecclestone is set to return to Munich as his bribery trial resumes.

Bernie Ecclestone portrait The F1 chief executive will be back in court on Friday, with the German news agency DPA reporting that prosecutors will call their first witnesses. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Top two teams hard to chase in 2014 – Lopez

Gerard Lopez, the owner of the Lotus team, has conceded that Mercedes is strolling to the 2014 title

2014-02-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Gerad Lopez (1) Asked about the championship prospects of the Enstone team, who are still yet to score a single point after a disastrous start, he said: “First of all, we can forget about Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Lopez ‘surprised’ by Raikkonen struggle

“With us he was a strong rider, so the gap is a bit surprising”

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Kimi Raikkonen (2) Kimi Raikkonen’s last team boss says he is “surprised” the Finn is struggling so much at the wheel of his new F1 car. Read the rest of this entry »

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