Tag Archive: Lotus

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 »

Sep 30

Haas confirms Romain Grosjean for maiden F1 season

Romain Grosjean will head up Haas F1’s maiden season of Formula 1 racing next season, it is officially confirmed

  2015-06-05_0032 The new Haas F1 Team has officially confirmed Romain Grosjean will lead the driver line-up for its inaugural season in Formula 1 after successfully luring him from Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Vettel: Renault success is quickly forgotten

Vettel emerged as the dominant force of F1 between 2010 and 2013

Vettel: Renault success is quickly forgottenSebastian Vettel says he takes no pleasure in watching Red Bull and Renault head for an acrimonious split given their considerable success together. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Rowland pulls away at Silverstone (updated)

“I have won every track this year, except Monaco and I also wanted to do it at home” – Oliver Rowland

2015-09-06Racing on home turf at Silverstone, Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) scores his fifth victory of the year in the Formula Renault Series 3.5.

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Sep 06

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: New lap record for Vaxiviere

Taking second place on the timesheets, over half a second adrift, was Oliver Rowland.

New lap record for VaxiviereMatthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) turned in a commanding display in the second Formula Renault 3.5 Series qualifying session of the weekend at Silverstone.

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Sep 05

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: A maiden, but dominating, win for Ellinas

Tio Ellinas (Strakka Racing) has won the first race of the weekend for the Formula Renault 3.5 Series at Silverstone

Formula Renault 3.5 Series - SilverstoneOn Saturday, the Cypriot claimed his first pole position and victory in the category. It is also the first triumph for his team since Will Stevens at Jerez last year. Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) and Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) completed the podium. The Racing Steps Foundation driver now has a 29-point lead over the Lotus F1 Team Junior protégé.

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Sep 05

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Ellinas scores first pole at Silverstone

Ahead of championship frontrunners Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) and Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports)

Ellinas scores first pole at SilverstoneEighth in the overall standings, Tio Ellinas (Strakka Racing) claimed his first pole of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series season at Silverstone on Saturday morning, the Cypriot posting a lap of 1:41.858.

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Aug 04

Line goes cold on Renault – Toro Rosso buyout

“We have to wait for Renault’s move and announcement” – Tost

2015-06-07_1390 Franz Tost admits Toro Rosso’s future programme hinges on Renault’s F1 plans as he says it hasn’t followed up on initial interest in buying the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Nasr puts confidence in Sauber updates

“There are some tracks on which I will get my first taste in a F1 car”

2015-06-06_0783 Felipe Nasr is optimistic that Sauber’s first major updates of 2015 can restore the C34 to its previous battle with Toro Rosso, Lotus and Force India. Read the rest of this entry »

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