Tag Archive: Lotus

Aug 02

Whitmarsh finally leaves McLaren

Martin Whitmarsh is no longer part of McLaren.

2013-06-09_0007 The Woking team’s long-time chief was removed from office by returning chairman Ron Dennis before the season began, as Eric Boullier joined from Lotus.
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Aug 01

Lotus owner’s losses, debts continue to worsen – report

Alarming news about the financial health of Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez has emerged.

2014-05-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Gerard Lopez Together with Eric Lux, fellow Luxembourger Lopez heads the investment company Genii Capital, which owns the Enstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Red Bull barracking for Lotus’ Renault exit

Christian Horner is barracking for Lotus to switch to customer Mercedes power for the 2015 season.

2014-07-06 - 99356 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo The Enstone team is having a dismal season of performance and reliability with Renault power, but the likely move to Mercedes is more complex than that. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Team performance firing Lotus exit rumours – Grosjean

It does nothing to quieten the rumours about his next move.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 01 Romain Grosjean has admitted Lotus’ lack of competitiveness in 2014 is driving rumours he could be set to leave the Enstone team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

‘Silly season’ strikes F1 throughout 2014 grid

The rumour went full circle in the space of a couple of days

2014-07-20 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo The unofficial ‘silly season’ has officially hit F1, as talk of a move to Mercedes for world champion Sebastian Vettel buzzes the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Maldonado would welcome cigarette sponsor at Lotus

Pastor Maldonado would welcome a cigarette sponsor to Lotus.

2014-06-05_0059 When the Enstone based team first adopted its familiar black and gold livery in 2011, it instantly triggered memories of the original Team Lotus, sponsored in the 70s and 80s by John Player Special. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Lotus reveals ‘intention’ to keep Grosjean

Romain Grosjean could still be looking at a Lotus future beyond 2014.

2014-06-07_0186 At Hockenheim, the Enstone based team confirmed that Pastor Maldonado, backed by the powerful Venezuelan sponsor PDVSA, is staying put next year.
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Jul 20

Maldonado stays, Grosjean admits future ‘open’

As Lotus firms up its plans for 2015, Romain Grosjean’s future is looking clouded.

IMG_3927 It was already known that, when Pastor Maldonado and his lucrative backer PDVSA switched from Williams to Lotus for the 2014 season, it was the beginning of more than a single-year deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

F1 world nervous about Russian GP

“It’s not the time to talk about the Russian grand prix.”

2014-07-15 - Sochi Autodrom - photo Igor Chernov 01 It’s being murmured rather than shouted, but the world of F1 is undoubtedly worried about the looming Russian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Caterham most likely to lodge Fric protest – report

The word on everyone’s lips ahead of the German grand prix weekend is ‘Fric’.

2014-06-08_0925 In the days before scrutineering on Thursday, the biggest questions are: will teams continue to use the newly-controversial technology, and will their rivals lodge protests? Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

‘Zero’ chance of Fric agreement – Force India

‘Fric’, or front and rear inter-connected, is a complex, hydraulically controlled system

2014-06-07_0910 In the days and hours before scrutineering at Hockenheim, uncertainty reigns when it comes to F1’s new technical controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Maldonado eyes major power boost for Germany

Pastor Maldonado is looking forward to a major power boost at Hockenheim next weekend.

2014-06-05_0541 The 2012 Spanish grand prix winner, who chose to race the number ’13’ this year and beyond, has had a dire campaign since switching from Williams to Lotus over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Mercedes to remove ‘Fric’ for Hockenheim

Lauda called on the FIA to take a precise position on the legality of the system.

IMG_6444Mercedes will remove the complex ‘Fric’ system from its dominant F1 car ahead of next weekend’s German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Ferrari seat ‘not the plan for 2015′ – Bianchi

Raikkonen is firmly under contract for 2015

2014-06-05_0125 Jules Bianchi staked a claim on a Ferrari race seat on Wednesday, setting the pace at the post-British grand prix Silverstone test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Pirelli gives glimpse of F1’s 18-inch future

18-inch F1 concept tyre at Silverstone

http://f1pressarea.pirelli.com/wp-content/files/2014/07/Pirelli_18inchestyre-3.jpgF1 got a glimpse into the future on Tuesday, when Pirelli released images of its low-profile, 18-inch concept tyre. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

‘Hurdles’ in way of Lotus’ Mercedes move

Lotus’ switch to Mercedes power for 2015 may be hitting a snag.

IMG_2508As recently as Sunday, the end of the struggling Enstone based team’s Renault deal seemed a mere formality. “I can’t confirm it yet,” Mercedes’ Toto Wolff smiled to British television Sky at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Kolles denies Caterham owner speculation

Caterham is the latest hotbed of formula one rumours.

IMG_2344Because the true identity of the team’s new owners has not been disclosed, plenty of speculation is flying around.

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Jul 06

Grosjean on move as Lotus shifts gear

Romain Grosjean could be left out in the cold as Lotus looks to change gear for 2015.

IMG_3960 It is now an open secret that the Enstone based team intends to switch from Renault to Mercedes customer power at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Raikkonen will be ‘great’ again – Mattiacci

New team boss Marco Mattiacci insists he is not afraid of making changes to put Ferrari back on the path to victory.

2014-06-08_0729 His predecessor Stefano Domenicali has already gone, and the latest paddock rumour is that engine chief Luca Marmorini could be the next to pay the price for the fabled Italian marque’s poor start to the new V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Lotus to test 18-inch Pirelli tyre

Pirelli will test a much lower-profile tyre during next week’s post-British grand prix test at Silverstone.

2014-06-08_0625 F1’s official tyre supplier, whose public profile has been much lower in 2014 as drivers label its new approach as “conservative”, said the 18-inch tyre will “showcase the way that formula one could look in the near future”. Read the rest of this entry »

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