Tag Archive: Pastor Maldonado

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Feb 06

2015 Lotus F1 Team pre-season Interviews

Also includes interviews with Lotus F1 Team management who share their views prior to the start of the season.

08 - Lotus F1 TeamLooking ahead to a new season and a new era for Lotus F1 Team, drivers Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean talk about their hopes and aspirations in the run up to the 2015 Formula 1 season in pre-season video interviews. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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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Nov 20

Romain Grosjean confirmed for 2015

Romain will continue to partner Pastor Maldonado, who was confirmed for 2015 earlier this year.

04 - Lotus F1 TeamLotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that Romain Grosjean will continue to drive for the team in 2015 as it embarks on its first season with Mercedes-Benz power. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Correspondent slams underperforming F1 drivers

A journalist for a leading British newspaper has dealt a heavy critique of some of F1’s so-called ‘pay drivers’

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Pastor Maldonado 04 As he ranked the performance of the field of 2014, Telegraph correspondent Daniel Johnson said Lotus’ Pastor Maldonado deserved to be dead last. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Lotus to keep Grosjean, test 2015 nose

Lotus has confirmed it will test a conventional nose solution ahead of next weekend’s US grand prix.

2014-06-08_0557 The struggling team has run an unique, asymmetrical and double-pronged ‘walrus’-style nose in 2014, but currently sits just eighth in the constructors’ standings with three races to go. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Engine switch to bring half-second boost – Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado has admitted he is looking forward to Lotus’ switch from Renault to Mercedes power for 2015.

IMG_3927 The Venezuelan has said consistently this year he does not regret moving last winter from Williams to the Enstone-based team. But almost a full season on, while Williams made an impressive leap from the rear of the midfield to the upper grid hatchings in 2014, Lotus’ reverse in fortunes has been just as dramatic. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Alonso eyes Williams as sabbatical ‘risk’ grows

Williams is the latest team sensationally linked with Fernando Alonso’s uncertain future.

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso The growing feeling in the F1 paddock is that, as Ferrari reportedly prepares to welcome Sebastian Vettel, Spaniard Alonso is facing the prospect of a year on the sidelines. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Drivers defend controversial Parabolica gravel

Charlie Whiting has defended the controversial asphalting of Monza’s iconic Parabolica corner.

Monza logo During the recent summer break, a cry of outrage spread around the world when it emerged some of the famous gravel trap at the Italian grand prix venue’s high-speed final bend had been covered with tarmac. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Tobacco company plays down Lotus rumours

Imperial Tobacco has played down reports it is looking to return to formula one with Lotus.

Recently, Pastor Maldonado said he would welcome the inspiration of Lotus’ black and gold livery – the iconic John Player Special cigarette brand – back to the sport with Enstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Lotus, Williams swapped F1 fortunes in 2014

Even amid his pointless first half-season with Lotus, Pastor Maldonado has signed up with the Enstone team for 2015.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Pastor Maldonado 01 In his third consecutive campaign with Williams last year, the Grove team hit rock-bottom and Maldonado decided to take his PDVSA sponsorship to Lotus. 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 »

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