Tag Archive: Lotus

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 »

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 »

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