Tag Archive: Lotus

Jul 16

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams say

The FIA and FOM should be responsible for dictating how tyres are produced and used in F1

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams sayF1 should be responsible for dictating the way tyres are produced and used in the sport, rather than tyre companies pushing their own agendas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Hamilton back on top as Rosberg hits trouble again

Lewis Hamilton reasserted himself at the top of the timesheets ahead of qualifying for the British Grand Prix

2015-06-05_0582 Lewis Hamilton lays down the gauntlet ahead of qualifying for the British Grand Prix, as Nico Rosberg is forced onto the back foot again. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Oliver Rowland’s perfect start (updated)

Formula Renault 3.5 Series leader, Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) came up big on Sunday at Budapest.

After a perfect launch from fifth place on the grid, the Racing Steps Foundation protégé overtook pole winner Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) for the lead and went on to control the passing attempts of his rival throughout the 27 lap of the race. With his runner-up finish, the French driver now trails the Englishman by 16 points in the championship. Also starting from row three, rookie Gustav Malja (Strakka Racing) scored his maiden podium result in the category.

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Jun 14

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Vaxiviere on pole for race two

Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) claimed pole for Sunday’s race at the Hungaroring by clocking a fastest lap of 1:29.221.

Vaxiviere on pole for race twoFresh from his win on Saturday, Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) will start alongside him on the front row, while Jazeman Jaafar (Fortec Motorsports), Roberto Merhi (Pons Racing) and points leader Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) round off the top five.

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Jun 12

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Vaxiviere dominates collective testing in Hungary

Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) dominated the two collective tests held at the Hungaroring

placeholder+imageThe Lotus F1 Team Junior driver posted the fastest lap of the day in 1:29.514 to lead from Tom Dillmann (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) and leader in the general classification, Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports).

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Jun 05

Canadian Grand Prix: Grosjean upset at lack of apology from Verstappen

As they prepare to take to the track for the first time since their Monaco accident

accident Grosjean-Verstappen Monaco Reformed character Romain Grosjean reveals a grievance and offers some sage advice to F1 rookie Max Verstappen.

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Apr 25

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Qualifying 1, Matthieu Vaxiviere starts the year on pole

Motorland Aragon Qualifying

Vaxiviere starts the year on poleThe opening qualifying session of the 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season went the way of Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus).

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Mar 31

The final day of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective tests turned to the advantage of Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus)

 Vaxiviere and Stoneman end the tests on top

Vaxiviere and Stoneman end the tests on top

On the Motorland Aragón circuit, the Lotus F1 Junior Team driver set best time of the day at 1:40.662 to lead the way from Tio Ellinas (Strakka Racing) and Racing Steps Foundation protégé, Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports).

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Mar 31

Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) dominated both sessions on day one of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective test at Motorland Aragón

Vaxiviere dominates day one at Motorland

Vaxiviere dominates day one at Motorland

The Lotus F1 Junior Team member posted a lap time of 1:40.635 to lead the way ahead of Red Bull Junior Team driver Dean Stoneman (DAMS) and SMP Racing protegee Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport).

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Mar 11

Haas F1 Team sets up European HQ, lines up senior staff

Caterham may have dropped off the Formula One grid for this season, and was nearly joined by Marussia.

Even Lotus and Force India were said to be facing serious financial difficulties. But next year there’ll be a new team in the paddock, and it’s based in America. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Meindert van Buuren signs up with Lotus for second Formula Renault 3.5 season

The contract with the Czech team sees the Dutchman racing as a Lotus Formula Renault 3.5 junior in 2015.

Meindert van BuurenMeindert van Buuren will be returning for a second season in the Formula Renault 3.5 series after signing to drive for Lotus Charouz.

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Nov 28

Red Bull wings grounds for race ban – Force India

Red Bull’s illegal front wing in Abu Dhabi may have been grounds for a race ban.

Red Bull aileron avant Abu Dhabi - photo Getty Images That is the claim of Andy Green, the technical boss of Force India, who thinks a team with a lower status in pitlane might have been punished very harshly by the governing FIA for a similar infraction. Read the rest of this entry »

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 26

Todt says Red Bull’s twin-turbo plan ‘nonsense’

FIA president Jean Todt insists he does not have unlimited powers to force change within the seemingly crisis-struck world of formula one.

2014-06-14-1001 Two backmarkers collapsed in 2014 and three other outfits are furious about the concentration of power and income in the paddock. Efforts to cut costs this year notably failed, and fingers of blame have been pointed in the direction of the sport’s ultra low-profile Todt, who many are now contrasting with his dictatorial predecessor Max Mosley. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Mallya slams Red Bull as F1 ‘cheats’

Rival F1 team Force India has blasted outgoing world champions Red Bull as the “cheats” of the sport.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 02 “Red Bull gives you flexible wings,” team supremo and co-owner Vijay Mallya said on Twitter on Sunday. The former Indian billionaire’s attack on the energy drink-owned team follows not just the latest flexible wing saga, but also team boss Christian Horner supposedly enraging his counterparts in a recent meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Ecclestone ready to ‘tear up’ income contracts

“Personally, I would tear up all of the contracts and discuss the redistribution of money.  No problem,”

2012-06-07_0277 Bernie Ecclestone on Saturday said he is prepared to “tear up” contracts and start again, as the sport’s civil war appeared to ease slightly in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Angry teams happier after Mackenzie meeting

F1’s three angry teams seemed slightly less angry on Saturday after a meeting with Donald Mackenzie.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The usually paddock-shy CVC chief made the trip to Abu Dhabi to meet with Bernie Ecclestone and Lotus, Sauber and Force India, with the three teams crying foul over how the power and income is distributed within formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

F1 civil war rages on in Abu Dhabi

The civil war in formula one continues to rage.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 03 Earlier, the governing FIA summoned Bob Fernley (Force India), Gerard Lopez (Lotus) and Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber) to mandatorily attend Friday’s official press conference in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

No Total logo on 2015 Lotus – Grosjean

Romain Grosjean says he is retaining the backing of the French oil company Total.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 01 While the Frenchman is staying at Lotus next year, it was believed the arrival of Mercedes power and Petronas fuel could pose trouble for Grosjean. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Vettel one of 60 new signings at Ferrari – report

Sebastian Vettel may be joining Ferrari at just the right moment.

2014-06-05_0029 The fleeing Fernando Alonso revealed in Abu Dhabi that he actually made the decision to leave Ferrari way back in September. Read the rest of this entry »

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