Tag Archive: Nick Chester

Oct 06

Marcin Budkowski to join Renault Sport Racing Limited

Marcin Budkowski will oversee all chassis development and production activities.

Renault Sport Racing logo“There have been a lot of positive changes these last few months at Renault Sport Racing with an accelerated expansion at Enstone, the restructuring of our engine deployment from Viry with the supply of two top customer teams for 2018, three titles in a row in an increasingly competitive Formula E championship and other motor racing categories, and the arrival of new strategic partners”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 06

Halo a ‘detriment’ challenge to 2018 F1 car designs

“In terms of aero, if anything it’s a detriment and, if anything, you have to work around it being fitted to the car.”

While the introduction of the Halo cockpit protector continues to grab headlines ahead of its introduction to Formula 1 for 2018, the sport’s technical heads have explained how its relative late arrival will have an impact on the design of next year’s cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

F1 team tech chiefs not expecting ‘huge tricks’ with Halo aero

“The definition isn’t finally issued yet so we don’t exactly know what opportunities we’ll have”

Technical bosses from a number of Formula 1 teams are not expecting to gain any noticeable aerodynamic performance through the fairings that will be added to the ‘Halo’ cockpit device upon its introduction in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 13

Formula One teams testing report – Silverstone day 2

Formula One day 2 test report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone.

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Jul 12

Formula One teams testing report – Silverstone day 1

Formula One day 1 test report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 07

Formula One teams British Grand Prix preview

British Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 31

Siemens reigns at Lotus F1 Team

Fibersim has been used at Enstone since 2003

08 - Lotus F1 TeamLotus F1 Team is proud to confirm continuation of its relationship with Siemens through utilisation of its Fibersim™ portfolio of software for composites engineering, along with training and engineering services. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

Lotus F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day Four

One More Day – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Four

2015-02-27 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Pastor Maldonado_0026Lotus F1 Team ended the final day of pre-season testing early after a systems issue compromised Pastor Maldonado’s braking into turn four resulting in him making contact with the barriers.

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Feb 28

Lotus F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day Three

One More Day – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Three

 

2015-02-28 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean drove for his final day of pre-season testing today, completing 116 laps in the E23 Hybrid at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Romain ran a comprehensive programme including a race simulation, clocking a best lap time of 1min 24.200secs. Read the rest of this entry »
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Feb 27

Lotus F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day Two

Star Trekkin’ – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Two

08 - Lotus F1 TeamPastor Maldonado completed a tally of 140 laps – more than 650km or the distance of two Grands Prix – as he resumed test duties in the E23 Hybrid at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today. Pastor ran an extensive programme including a race simulation, clocking a best lap time of 1min 26.705secs.

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Feb 26

Lotus F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day One

Suspension Without Suspense – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day One

 

08 - Lotus F1 TeamRomain Grosjean resumed test duties in the E23 Hybrid for the first day of the second pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Romain completed 75 laps over the course of a programme of set-up evaluations and performance simulations, in particular evaluating a new front suspension geometry. Romain’s best lap was a 1min 26.177secs. Read the rest of this entry »
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Feb 22

Lotus F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day Two Four

Love On Top – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Four

2015-02-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Jerez - Romain Grosjean 04Romain Grosjean returned to the wheel of the Lotus F1 Team E23 Hybrid to top the times for the fourth day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Romain completed 111 laps over the course of a programme of set-up evaluations and performance simulations.

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Feb 21

Lotus F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day Two Three

Let’s Go Round Again – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Three

2015-02-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Jerez - Romain Grosjean 03Pastor Maldonado returned to the wheel of the Lotus F1 Team E23 Hybrid for the third day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, setting the day’s fastest lap whilst he accomplished an extensive programme.

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Feb 20

Lotus F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day Two

For the First Time, 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Two

2015-01-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Jolyon Palmer 02Jolyon Palmer had his first taste of the Lotus F1 Team E23 Hybrid in his role as Third and Reserve Driver today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 19

Lotus F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day One

Could It Be Magic – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day One

2015-02-06 - Lotus F1 Team - Pastor Maldonado h Lotus F1 Team topped the times on the first day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Pastor Maldonado setting a fastest time of 1min 25.011secs during the course of completing 69 laps at the track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 04

Lotus F1 Team 2015 Jerez Test, Day Four

Good feeling

2015-02-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Jerez - Romain Grosjean 03Lotus F1 Team concluded its first pre-season test at the Circuito de Jerez with Romain Grosjean getting his first taste of the E23 Hybrid.

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Feb 03

Lotus F1 Team 2015 Jerez Test, Day Three

Romain Grosjean will get his first taste of the E23 tomorrow

2015-02-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Jerez 02Lotus F1 Team enjoyed a productive day of testing at the Circuito de Jerez with Pastor Maldonado completing 96 laps, setting a best time of 1min 22.713secs. The team continued with installation and functionality checks with the E23 Hybrid as well as initial performance assessments. Read the rest of this entry »
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Feb 02

Lotus F1 Team 2015 Jerez Test, Day Two

Pastor Maldonado completed the car’s first day of running

2015-01-26 - Lotus F1 Team - E23 03Lotus F1 Team’s 2015 challenger, the E23 Hybrid, took to the track for the first time today, completing its first shakedown lap followed by installation and functionality checks. Pastor Maldonado completed the car’s first day of running and will remain in the car for tomorrow’s programme.

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Feb 01

Lotus F1 Team 2015 Jerez Test, Day One

Gonna fly now

2015-01-26 - Lotus F1 Team - E23 04Lotus F1 Team’s 2015 challenger, the E23 Hybrid, arrived in Jerez today after firing-up for the first time at the team’s Enstone base on Saturday January 31. The car is now undergoing its build programme overnight and through Monday, with the first significant running expected for Tuesday February 3. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 26

2015 Lotus F1 Team E23 Hybrid first look

Pleased to meet you

2015-01-26 - Lotus F1 Team - E23 02Lotus F1 Team is proud to present its 2015 challenger; the E23 Hybrid.
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