Tag Archive: Lotus Renault GP

Jan 27

Lotus F1 Team announces new chassis nomenclature commencing with the E20

Don’t Stop Me Now

2012-01-27 - Lotus F1 Team - 032012-01-27 - Lotus F1 Team - 04Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that this year’s Formula 1 challenger will be named the E20, with a new nomenclature commencing to commemorate the twentieth chassis designed at the team’s base in Enstone, Oxfordshire.

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Dec 09

DAMS’s challenges pay off with Grosjean’s return to Formula 1!

Total supports Romain Grosjean

Total logo dams logoRomain Grosjean’s return to Formula 1 with the Lotus Renault GP team is a fitting reward for DAMS for all the work the French squad put in in 2011.

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Dec 09

Romain Grosjean to race alongside Kimi Räikkönen in 2012

Lotus confirms Grosjean as Raikkonen’s teammate

2011-12-09 - Lotus Renault GP - Romain Grosjean 032011-12-09 - Lotus Renault GP - Romain Grosjean 02Lotus Renault GP and TOTAL are delighted to announce that Romain Grosjean will race alongside 2007 world champion Kimi Räikkönen next season. The two companies are also pleased to confirm that they have renewed their sponsorship agreement for another year.

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Dec 06

Wickens receives BRDC Bruce McLaren Award

Canadian collects trophy in London from Sir Stirling Moss

Robert Wickens was presented with the British Racing Drivers Club ‘Bruce McLaren Award’ in a ceremony on Monday, 5th December, with the Canadian being recognized for his championship success this season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

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Nov 29

Kimi Räikkönen – “I never really lost the passion for racing in Formula 1”

Kimi Räikkönen Q&A

Kimi, good news today, you have decided to come back to Formula 1. Why are you coming back? The main reason was that I never really lost the passion for racing in Formula 1, just maybe for all the other things around it. But when I did some NASCAR races this year I noticed that I was increasingly missing the racing side – to race against each other – because in rallying you really race against the clock. And then I got the call from certain people in Formula 1. All sorts of things happened and we managed to have a nice conversation with Lotus Renault GP and make a deal – I’m really very happy with that!

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Nov 29

Vitaly Petrov’s manager on Tuesday confirmed speculation that the 27-year-old’s place at Lotus Renault GP might not be secure for 2012.

Renault gives Petrov ‘stay or go’ deadline – manager

2011-10-29 - Lotus Renault GP - India - Vitaly Petrov 04 2011-08-28 - Lotus Renault GP - Belgium - Vitaly Petrov 03Russian Petrov has a contract for next season, but manager Oksana Kosachenko was reported to be heading to the team’s Enstone headquarters this week for urgent talks.

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Nov 29

Raikkonen insists F1 passion and motivation intact

Kimi Raikkonen on Tuesday insisted he “never lost passion” for racing in formula one.

2011-10-29 - Lotus Renault GP - India 012011-11-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Kimi Raikkonen (1)The 2007 world champion, who left F1 two years ago for world rallying and NASCAR, also denied he might not be sufficiently motivated ahead of his return to the sport with Lotus Renault in 2012.

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Nov 25

The Red Bull FMX riders will feature in a packed programme of entertainment at the Race Of Champions in Düsseldorf on December 3-4

Red Bull FMX riders top shows for ROC 2011

News Image Race of ChampionsHighlights include the Lotus Renault GP two-seater F1 car, rally legend Stig Blomqvist in the Audi S1, Chris Pfeiffer Streetbike Freestyle Rider and stunt driver Terry Grant’s world record attempt for driving on two wheels. The shows run alongside the main event, the Race Of Champions, whose line-up includes three Formula 1 world champions.

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Nov 23

Robert Kubica to miss start of 2012 Season

Kubica will not start 2012 season with Renault

2011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Robert Kubica 012011-10-29 - Lotus Renault GP - India - Bruno Senna 03Robert Kubica has today informed Lotus Renault GP that, despite having started an intensive training programme, it is still too early for him to commit to driving in the 2012 championship. Robert’s progress remains impressive – he can now walk freely, and move his hand and elbow -, but he feels that he needs more time to return to full fitness.

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Nov 18

Petrov apologised after slamming Renault team – manager

Vitaly Petrov has apologised for slamming his employer Lotus Renault GP in an interview, manager Oksana Kossatchenko said on Friday.

2011-11-13 - Lotus Renault GP - Abu Dhabi - Vitaly Petrov 012011-10-29 - Lotus Renault GP - India - Vitaly Petrov 07In the Russian interview with Rossiya 2, the 27-year-old hit out at the Enstone based team’s rate of development this season as well as its pitstops, race strategies and bosses, and admitted it is possible he will be ousted for “business” reasons despite having a signed contract for 2012.

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Nov 15

Wickens Third quickest in Formula One Young Driver Test

Canadian receives Lotus Renault GP prize drive ppportunity

2011-11-15 - Lotus Renault GP - Robert Wickens 2011-11-13 - Lotus Renault GP - Abu Dhabi - Romain Grosjean 01Robert Wickens was back in Formula One action on Tuesday at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit as the Canadian kicked off the opening day of the ‘Young Driver Test’ driving the Lotus Renault GP R31.

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Nov 15

Christian Vietoris: DTM instead of F1 test

Vietoris is more than happy to miss out on the F1 trial to be involved in the DTM testing with Mercedes

GP2 - Monza - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisDTM logoChristian Vietoris was actually due to link up with the Lotus Renault GP team for this week’s Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi, but he has now pulled out. Instead, he will be spending Tuesday to Thursday taking the new DTM AMG Mercedes C Coupé out for the first time at the Monte Blanco circuit in Spain.

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Nov 03

Renault open to supplying fifth team in F1

Renault is open to supplying one more team in formula one.

Carlos Tavares 2011-10-31Renault logoThat is the claim of Carlos Tavares, who became the French carmaker’s new chief operating officer earlier this year.

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Oct 29

GP2 Series champion Grosjean confirmed for two Friday drives

Grosjean to drive Renault in Abu Dhabi, Brazil practice

2011-10-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Romain Grosjean 032011-10-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Romain Grosjean 02Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that Romain Grosjean will drive the R31 during the first practice sessions at the final two races of the season in Abu Dhabi (Friday 11th November) and Brazil (Friday 25th November).

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Oct 28

Formula One helps to paint Wales Rally GB Orange

Paint It Orange

2011-10-28 - Paint it orange - Sebastian Vettel2011-10-28 - Paint it orange - Jenson ButtonFormula One drivers join a roster of WRC drivers to pledge their support for a charitable t-shirt campaign in memory of FIA World Rally Champion, Richard Burns.

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Oct 28

Robert Wickens Q&A

Canadian Champion looking ahead to Abu Dhabi and Formula One Test

2011-06-07WSR - Robert WickensCanada’s Robert Wickens hasn’t had much time to reflect on his title-winning campaign, where he raced his Marussia Motors-backed entry to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series title, but prior to heading out to the Indian Grand Prix this weekend with Marussia Virgin Racing, the 22-year-old Formula One reserve driver reflected on his first European open-wheel racing title, the competition he faced and his upcoming Formula One test in Abu Dhabi in November.

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Oct 13

Proton denies selling Lotus to Renault owner Genii

Group Lotus owner Proton has denied the British sports car maker is being sold to formula one team owner Genii.

Proton2011-02-03 - Genii Business Exchange 2Last week, Lotus boss Dany Bahar failed to quell speculation that Genii, the Gerard Lopez-led owner of the Enstone based Renault team, is poised to take over its title sponsor Lotus.

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Oct 07

LRGP and Bruno launch Senna Foundation campaig

One conquest inspires another one

2011-10-07 - Lotus Renault GP - Ayrton Senna Foundation2011-10-07 - Lotus Renault GP - Ayrton Senna Foundation 2Lotus Renault GP and Bruno Senna officially announced the Ayrton Senna Foundation ‘Senna Tri Campaign’ at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan today.

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Sep 02

Bruno Senna to drive for remainder of 2011

Lotus Renault GP and Nick Heidfeld announce separation

2011-08-28 - Lotus Renault GP - Belgium - Bruno Senna 032011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Nick Heidfeld 02Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that Bruno Senna has been named as a race driver alongside Vitaly Petrov for the remainder of the 2011 Formula 1 season. Romain Grosjean remains the team’s third driver.

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Aug 28

Update on Robert Kubica

Today, Robert underwent one last scheduled operation in Italy, aimed at recovering the full mobility of his right elbow.

2011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Robert Kubica 012011-02-03 - Lotus Renault GP - Robert Kubica 02The surgeons are happy to report that they have been able to complete 100% of their task and did not encounter any complications. They have described the outcome of the operation as “a total success”.

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Aug 25

Bruno Senna: “It feels like Christmas and my toughest exam have both arrived on the same day!”

Lotus Renault GP confirms Bruno Senna to race alongside Vitaly Petrov

2011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Bruno Senna 012011-07-24 - Lotus Renault GP - Germany - Vitaly Petrov 01Lotus Renault GP can confirm that Bruno Senna has been nominated to race alongside Vitaly Petrov at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix and at the Italian Grand Prix two weeks later. The team’s present intention is to give Bruno the opportunity to race for the rest of the season. However, some legal issues have not been fully resolved as yet and, as a result, the team will make another announcement on this matter in due course.

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Aug 24

Bruno Senna to race for Lotus Renault GP

Bruno will attend the Official FIA Press Conference tomorrow at 15.00.

2011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Bruno Senna 03Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that Bruno Senna will race alongside Vitaly Petrov at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.

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Aug 08

Grosjean to test Heidfeld’s car in Singapore – report

Romain Grosjean will take a big step towards returning to formula one in September.

GP2 - Hungary - Dams - Romain GrosjeanGP2 - Hungary - Dams - Romain GrosjeanItaly’s Autosprint reports that the Swiss-born Frenchman is set to stand in during Friday morning practice in Singapore for Renault’s Nick Heidfeld. Heidfeld, who is substituting for the injured Robert Kubica this year, also sat out practice in Hungary last month for the team’s Brazilian reserve driver Bruno Senna.

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Jul 24

Ticket to ride

Friday drive for Bruno in Budapest

2011-07-24 - Lotus Renault GP - Germany - Bruno Senna 012011-02-13 - Lotus Renault GP - Jerez - Bruno Senna 02Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that Bruno Senna will drive the R31 in Friday’s first practice session during the Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend.

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Jul 15

Rivals guarantee two F1 customers for Cosworth

Cosworth is staying in formula one and designing a V6 engine even though it only has two customers for 2012.

Cosworth CA2010 F1 race engine - BLOODHOUND SSC 3CosworthTeam Lotus switched to Renault power last year and Williams is following suit for 2012, leaving struggling Virgin and Hispania as the only Cosworth teams on the grid. The independent Northampton based engine maker said when it returned to F1 in 2010 that it needed a minimum number of customers to make its programme viable.

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Jul 14

Kubica vows to be ready for 2012 return

Robert Kubica has confirmed his desire to return to formula one next year with Renault.

2011-02-03 - Lotus Renault GP - Valencia - Robert Kubica 012011-01-31 - Lotus Renault GP  - R31 Launch 0009 - Robert KubicaAsked by a fan on the team’s website if he will be ready for the 2012 season and a title fight, the injured Pole answered: “Yes to the first question. “For your second question, we will have to wait until the first test in 2012!” Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Renault denies team set for Cosworth switch

French engine supplier Renault has scotched rumours it might split with the formula one team that bears its name.

05 - Renault F1 Team2011-07-05 - AT&T Williams - Renault Engines 01It has been rumoured that Enstone based Lotus Renault GP is behind on its customer engine payments to Renault Sport F1 and might therefore switch to Cosworth power for 2012.

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Jul 05

Red Bull Racing team to participate at Formula Sochi speed festival

Sochi will host first ever Russian Formula One Grand Prix in 2014

Formula Sochi speed festival logoSochi 2011-05-26Organizers of Formula Sochi speed festival are pleased to announce, that Red Bull Racing team has joined the list of participants of bright motorsport show, which will take place at the city of Sochi on July 16-17th – it will bring racing car to Russia.

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Jul 01

Sticky: Wickens celebrates Canada Day with F1 test

Formula Renault 3.5 leader enjoys World Series Prize Drive

Robert Wickens - F12011-06-09_0339As Canada Day gifts go, Robert Wickens undoubtedly received one of the best as the 22-year-old Toronto racer sampled a Lotus Renault GP R30 Formula One car at the Hungaroring in Hungary on Friday – his prize from the ‘World Series by Renault’ for leading the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series at the half-way stage of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Even Renault happy with V6 compromise – Boullier

” Everybody is willing to have the V6 as the base for 2014” – Boullier

2011-05-20 - Lotus Renault GP - Spain - Eric Boullier 012011-01-31 - Lotus Renault GP  - R31 Launch 0000F1 engine supplier Renault is happy with the new engine rules for 2014, despite recently threatening to quit if four-cylinder rules did not debut a year earlier than that. Read the rest of this entry »

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