Tag Archive: Romain Grosjean

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 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 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 13

Grosjean jumps the gun on new Lotus deal

Romain Grosjean has followed Sebastian Vettel’s lead in jumping the gun on his 2015 plans

2014-06-07_0184 This week, it has already emerged that although Vettel’s switch from Red Bull to Ferrari is not yet official, the German told Italian broadcaster Sky in a television feature in Brazil that he is “a driver for Scuderia Ferrari”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

ROC welcomes FIA European Formula 3 Champion Esteban Ocon

2014 Race Of Champions

France’s newly-crowned FIA European Formula 3 Champion Esteban Ocon will compete at the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Alonso says ‘there is life after Ferrari’

Fernando Alonso remains the big player as the F1 driver ‘silly season’ reaches its climax for another year.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Further down the grid, the field of 2015 is now beginning to shape up.  Lotus is set to keep Romain Grosjean, and Jean-Eric Vergne is getting one more year at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Lotus set to announce Grosjean for 2015

Lotus is set to announce that Romain Grosjean is staying with the Enstone team in 2015.

2014-06-07_0899 Just a week ago, the Frenchman was saying he had the power to step out of his contract and move to a bigger team. But a lot – albeit all apparently behind the scenes – has changed in the intervening days, including reports that Fernando Alonso is definitely heading to McLaren-Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Auto GP looks forward to 2015 Full-season budget set to 400.000€ 2015 drivers’ champion to get F1 test

Seven rounds on the schedule

Auto GP logo The AUTO GP series, promoted by Enzo Coloni, has many news and innovations already in the bag for the 2015 season, the sixth since its inception. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Lotus hoping for Grosjean announcement ‘soon’

Romain Grosjean is edging close to a deal to remain with Lotus for 2015.

2014-06-08_0849 Spain’s Marca reported this week that talks about a possible switch to McLaren-Honda, where the Frenchman may have been under consideration as an alternative to Fernando Alonso, have now ended. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Santander to stay even if Alonso leaves – report

The Spanish multinational Santander is staying at Ferrari even if the closely-aligned Fernando Alonso jumps ship.

2014-06-05_0035That is the claim of the Spanish sports daily Marca, reporting that the banking group has pledged to fulfil its 2017 contract with Ferrari independent of Alonso’s next move.

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Nov 02

Ecclestone vows to work to end F1 crisis

The smell of crisis is in the air in Austin, as Bernie Ecclestone scrabbles to end a boycott threat and put failing teams back on track.

2013-06-06_0008 With Caterham and Marussia absent from the US grand prix garages, the next set of struggling privateers – Lotus, Force India and Sauber – have reportedly threatened to also sit out Sunday’s race in protest of the sport’s income distribution model. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Grosjean reveals Lotus exit clause

Romain Grosjean has revealed an exit clause will allow him to walk away from Lotus at the end of the season.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 03 Insiders believe the Frenchman, obviously frustrated by the Enstone team’s struggles in 2014, is waiting for the Fernando Alonso situation to clear before re-committing to Lotus for another season. 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 23

Grosjean hints at Lotus stay for 2015

Romain Grosjean appears set to remain at Lotus in 2015.

2014-05-09 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Romain Grosjean 00 Although the French driver has been leaving his future open while Fernando Alonso’s move remains unclear, Lotus owner Gerard Lopez has now suggested Enstone is likely to field an identical driver lineup next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Total president killed in plane crash

The president of F1 sponsor Total has been killed in a plane crash, the Russian news agency Ria Novosti reports.

View image on TwitterThe French oil multinational is closely aligned in formula one with Renault-powered teams Red Bull and Lotus and the French driver Romain Grosjean. Russia’s Lifenews service also reports that Total’s president, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow early on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

‘Silly season’ waits but 2015 rumours still firing

Porsche would like to enter a third car in the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race next year with F1 stars at the wheel, according to Germany’s Auto Bild.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers The report said Nico Hulkenberg, despite being close to a new deal to stay with Force India in 2015, is at the top of the German carmaker’s shortlist. Theoretically, Porsche’s supposed plan is possible, given that the F1 calendar is not scheduled to clash with the fabled endurance race next year. 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 »

Oct 11

Alonso to take Movistar to next team – report

A week after Sebastian Vettel blew the ‘silly season’ wide open, little else is clear about the shape of the upper part of the grid for 2015.

2014-06-07_1279 Despite rumours he might be McLaren-bound, however, paddock sources insist Vettel is definitely headed to Ferrari. The next step for the man he is set to replace, however – Fernando Alonso – is much less clear. What is obvious is that there is plenty of movement in the background, which might explain the latest rumours linking Lewis Hamilton with the exit at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Total exit not end of Lotus career – Grosjean

Romain Grosjean has denied that Lotus’ new Mercedes engine deal makes it less likely he will stay with the Enstone team beyond 2014.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 01 On the face of it, the struggling team’s switch from an underpowered Renault ‘power unit’ is good news for Lotus’ frustrated drivers. “It will help Lotus,” Grosjean agreed at Sochi. “I am sure that next year the team will be more competitive.  The option of (staying with) Lotus has become quite attractive.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Canopy would not have helped Bianchi – Lowe

Mercedes team boss Lowe argues that such a device would not have helped Bianchi at Suzuka.

Formule un - baquet fermé - photo DR Paddy Lowe on Thursday said he doubts a covered cockpit would have helped the now seriously injured Jules Bianchi last Sunday at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

FIA admits Japan GP could be cancelled

Every eye is on the sky in the final hour before the Japanese grand prix.

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka logo As streams run down the pitlane and rain bands brought by typhoon Phanfone fill the radar screens, it emerged on Sunday that Suzuka organisers twice turned down the governing FIA’s request to move the 3pm start time forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

F1 eyes earlier Japan GP to dodge typhoon

An approaching typhoon is threatening to drive the Japanese grand prix off track.

Grand Prix du Japon Suzuka - photo DR Fernando Alonso’s future may be the talk of the Suzuka paddock, but every eye is on the ominous skies above the fabled circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Indy 500 winner Hunter-Reay heads to ROC

This year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay has signed up for the 2014 Race Of Champions

Race Of Champions logo The 2014 Race Of Champions will feature the winner of this year’s Indianapolis 500 after Ryan Hunter-Reay signed up to compete at the event, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Grosjean slams Renault in Singapore qualifying

“Bloody engine, bloody engine.  We break our balls for this?”

2014-06-07_0899 Romain Grosjean made his thoughts about Renault’s below-par 2014 ‘power unit’ more than clear as he bowed out in Singapore qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Reigning champion Grosjean and Kristensen to ROC again

2014 Race Of Champions

Race Of Champions logo ROC Champion of Champions Romain Grosjean and Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen are the first drivers lined up for this year’s Race Of Champions.

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Sep 10

Future ‘good’ after long Dennis talks – Button

The signs are growing stronger that Jenson Button will secure at least one more year at McLaren.

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 02 The British team’s quest for a star champion like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso to spearhead the new Honda era beginning in 2015 has been an open paddock secret. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

GP2 leader Palmer in ‘struggle’ for F1 debut

GP2 is steadily losing its reputation as the main feeder series to formula one.

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) In 2011, champion Romain Grosjean used the GP2 title as his springboard to returning to the grid after the false-start of his initial Renault career. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Lotus at Monza is ‘worst car’ – Grosjean

Romain Grosjean is pulling no punches at Monza as he assesses the performance of his Lotus car.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 01 Reportedly eyeing the exit at the struggling Enstone team, the Frenchman’s season looks to have hit rock bottom in Italy as he led only the Caterhams in practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Mercedes not ruling out driver lineup change

Right at the front of the grid, the 2015 ‘silly season’ is threatening to burst into life.

2014-07-18_0886 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg On paper, the top teams – Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull – are all locked up contractually. But Romain Grosjean, the Lotus driver looking for a change of scene, thinks Fernando Alonso is still the “key” that could unlock a torrent of action. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Busy Monza weekend kicks off on Thursday

“Beautiful battle”

GP2 - Monza Not surprisingly, a big crowd gathered in the press conference room at Monza as hostilities resumed between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
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