Tag Archive: Lotus

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 »

Aug 16

Renault: 2017 drivers need to lead team

“A driver is not only about performance, but about being capable of leading a team”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0105 Renault F1 team principal Frederic Vasseur has offered tentative support to current drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer as the manufacturer begins deliberations over its line-up for the 2017 F1 season.
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Jul 25

Formula V8 3.5: Nissany, Binder hand Lotus 1-2 finish in Silverstone race 2

Completing the podium was Russian Egor Orudzhev

Nissany, Binder hand Lotus 1-2 finish in Silverstone race 2Roy Nissany cruised to his second straight win today at Silverstone, leading René Binder for the first 1-2 finish of the 2016 Formula V8 3.5 season for Lotus.

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Jul 24

Formula V8 3.5: Roy Nissany (Lotus) takes first Formula V8 3.5 win

Roy Nissany (Lotus) cruised to his first Formula V8 3.5 win today at Silverstone

Roy Nissany (Lotus) takes first Formula V8 3.5 winAfter putting together a dominating performance in practice, the Israeli racer was off to a stunning start from the second, storming back to second place.

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Jul 23

Formula V8 3.5: Lotus leads the way in Silverstone

The Formula V8 3.5 went back on-track today at Silverstone

Lotus leads the way in SilverstoneThe British venue is steeped in motorsport history and hosted the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Great Britain two weeks ago.

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Jul 23

Formula V8 3.5: 1-2 for Lotus in Silverstone collective test 1

The Silverstone weekend of the 2016 Formula V8 3.5 series began with a stunning Lotus 1-2 in Collective Test 1

1-2 for Lotus in Silverstone Collective Test 1Israeli racer Roy Nissany set the fastest lap of the day so far in 1:41.843, followed by Austrian team-mate René Binder. Currently standing as the best rookie of the championship, Louis Delétraz set the third fastest performance for Fortec Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Formula V8 3.5: Roy Nissany (Lotus) scores maiden pole

The 5.8-kilometer track, perched among the hills of the French Var region, continued to be a friendly ground for Roy Nissan

Roy Nissany (Lotus) scores maiden poleThe coolest session so far in the Formula V8 3.5 round at Circuit Paul Ricard was completed this morning, as teams and drivers lined-up for qualifying 2 with a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Formula V8 3.5: Vaxiviere loses race 1 pole position

Matthieu Vaxivere (SMP Racing) scores first 2016 pole

Matthieu Vaxivere (SMP Racing) scores first 2016 poleDue a Parc-fermé infringement, Matthieu Vaxiviere (SMP Racing) lost his pole position for today’s race 1. It will be an all-Adren Motorsport front row with Aurelien Panis and Egor Orudzhev. . Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Haas wouldn’t block Grosjean to Ferrari approach

“I don’t think I’d ever want to hold a driver back”
Haas wouldn’t block Grosjean to Ferrari approachGene Haas says he has no desire to ‘ever hold a driver back’ if they are approached by another team, saying it’d be ‘crazy’ to stop Romain Grosjean’s career progressing to a team like Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Formula V8 3.5: Aurelien Panis (Arden Motorsport) scores maiden win (updated)

Followed by poleman Tom Dillmann (AVF) and by Renè Binder (Lotus)

AURELIEN PANIS (ARDEN MOTORSPORT) SCORES MAIDEN WINThe opening round of the 2016 Formula V8 3.5 championship was completed at Motorland Aragón before a cheering crowd of families who enjoyed the series’ great entertainment occasions in an exciting show culminated with the running of race 2.

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Apr 12

Formula V8 3.5: Louis Delétraz ends Motorland test on top

Egor Orudzhev tops charts at Motorland

LOUIS DELÉTRAZ ENDS MOTORLAND TEST ON TOPLouis Deletraz (Fortec Motorsport) captured the fastest lap time overall at Motorland Aragón in the second and last day of collective testing held by the Formula V8 3.5 series at the Spanish venue. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Grosjean: Tricky task to ‘keep up with the big boys’

“Now it’s going to be our challenge to keep up with the big boys” – Grosjean
Grosjean: Tricky task to ‘keep up with the big boys’Romain Grosjean says maintaining his role of the overachiever with new team Haas is going to be a big challenge in China but hopes the upgrades the team is set to try will help him attain the goal.
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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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Nov 28

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finale

Nico Rosberg dazzles on his way to a sixth straight F1 pole position in Abu Dhabi under the Yas Marina floodlights; Vettel eliminated in Q1

Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finaleNico Rosberg will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale from a sixth consecutive pole position after a dazzling qualifying effort under the Yas Marina Circuit floodlights. 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 »

Nov 10

Lotus ‘confident’ Renault deal is coming

“We have two options for an engine next year: either we go with Mercedes or Renault”
2015-10-24_39859 Lotus is developing its 2016 car with Renault’s much discussed purchase in mind, though it is prepared to run Mercedes engines next season if necessary.

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Nov 05

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Rookies on top at Motorland Aragón

The Formula Renault 3.5s were in action at Motorland Aragón during the first of three days of collective tests for the Formula 3.5 V8.

placeholder+imageThe drivers invited by Renault Sport Technologies led the way with Matevos Isaakyan (Pons Racing) setting the best time of 1:41.505 ahead of Jake Hughes (Strakka Racing) and Kevin Jörg (Lotus). Red Bull Junior Team driver, Callum Ilott (Strakka Racing) was fourth, followed by the quickest driver in the morning session, Ben Barnicoat (Carlin).

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Oct 17

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Maiden pole for Tom Dillmann in Jerez

Tom Dillmann remained in command when the drivers came in for new tyres

Formula Renault 3.5 Series - Maiden pole for Tom Dillmann in Jerez Tom Dillmann (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) secured the first pole of his Formula Renault 3.5 Series career at the Circuito de Jerez on Saturday, the French driver’s benchmark time of 1:28.621 putting him atop the grid from the newly crowned champion Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports), rookie Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport), Jazeman Jaafar (Fortec Motorsports) and Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus).

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Oct 07

Defiant Red Bull couldn’t wait for Renault turnaround

Christian Horner maintains Red Bull Racing has done the right thing by ditching its engine supply from Renault

2015-06-06_1790 Christian Horner believes Renault was ‘two or three years’ behind in development of its power unit and Red Bull wasn’t willing to wait that long Read the rest of this entry »

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