Tag Archive: T127

Jan 31

Sticky: Team Lotus unveils 2011 car

New Lotus called T128, not TL11
Team Lotus confirms no KERS for 2011 car

Our 2011 Challenger - the T128The Team Lotus 2011 challenger T128 was launched on Monday 31st January exclusively in Team Lotus Notes. The special launch edition of the team’s magazine has a number of first-see images of the 2011 car and insights from key players within Team Lotus into the design and build process of the new car, including people from the Aero, R&D and Vehicle Dynamics, Design and Senior Management Teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Money now too important for F1 careers – Trulli

“I couldn’t repeat my own career these days”

2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 52010-10-24 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 1Jarno Trulli believes wealth is becoming too important as the remaining spaces on the F1 grid fill up for 2011. For the coming season, the likes of Nico Hulkenberg and Nick Heidfeld are facing the prospect of sitting on the sidelines, as respected teams including Williams and Sauber opt instead for race drivers with significant financial backing. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

2011 Team Lotus car headed for January launch

Team Lotus’ new car is heading for a launch in January, chief executive Riad Asmat has revealed.

2010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 012010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - 04Amid the naming and livery dispute with new F1 competitor Group Lotus, Asmat insists the confusion is not affecting the progress of the T127 car’s successor. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

DuPont Refinish joins Lotus Racing as an Official Technical Supplier‏

DuPont Refinish liquid logo on the team’s T127

DuPont Refinish has become an Official Technical Supplier to the Lotus Racing Formula One™ team with immediate effect. The agreement, signed at the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim on Sunday 25 July 2010, sees the paint manufacturer provide full technical support to Lotus Racing, the fastest new team in the 2010 FIA Formula One™ World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Fairuz Fauzy confirmed for Hockenheim FP1‏

Fauzy to drive Lotus at Hockenheim on Friday

2010-06-27 - Lotus F1 Racing - Fairuz Fauzy 01Lotus Racing has today confirmed that third driver Fairuz Fauzy will be back in the T127 hot seat at Hockenheim for FP1 at this weekend’s German Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Lotus set to gain sponsor, keep Cosworth for 2011

Amid rumours the team could switch to Renault power

2010-06-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 03The logo of team boss Tony Fernandes’ AirAsia airline could finally be added to the 2010 Lotus car. Until now, Fernandes has been content to advertise only his investment firm Tune Group on the green T127, due to an existing sponsorship arrangement between AirAsia and Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 23

Lotus Racing reaches landmark race in Valencia (Part I & II)

500th Grand Prix For Lotus Marque

2010-06-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - 02The European Grand Prix in Valencia, the ninth race of the 2010 FIA Formula One™ World Championship, is the 500th Grand Prix Lotus has competed in, an historic landmark in the Lotus legend. Lotus Racing will be celebrating this incredible milestone with Colin Chapman’s son Clive, who, with his family, will be representing one of the greatest names in Formula One™ history. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

F1 faces at MotoGP, while Lotus and Ferrari test

Elsewhere, despite the ban on in-season testing, more serious business was taking place.

2010-06-11_08312010-06-11_0870With formula one between grands prix, many familiar faces spent their weekends in a slightly different racing environment. Sports lover Mark Webber was F1’s most recognisable face in the paddock of premier motorcycle racing MotoGP’s Silverstone round. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Cosworth’s review of the Canadian GP

Q+A with Mark Gallagher‏

2010-06-11_0320Formula One’s widely anticipated return to North America certainly delivered the goods with one of the most action-packed races of recent times. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

New Force India tech boss defects to Lotus

The news is an embarrassment to Silverstone based Force India

2010-05-16 - Lotus F1 Racing - Tony Fernandez 1Force India’s newly-appointed technical director is switching teams to Lotus, it was announced on Wednesday. Lotus, F1’s new Malaysian-backed team, said in a statement that Mark Smith will become technical director “at the end of his Force India notice period”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Lotus now eyeing established teams – Kovalainen

28-year-old Kovalainen’s was the fourteenth fastest race lap in Monaco

2010-05-16 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 08Lotus is almost ready to begin fighting with F1’s established teams, according to Heikki Kovalainen. The Malaysian backed outfit has been the most impressive of the sport’s three new entrants this year, particularly in the wake of a recent upgrade for the T127 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

McLaren most reliable team, Sauber at bottom of pile

Drivers’ and constructors’ championship leaders McLaren are also winning the race as F1’s most reliable team.

2010-04-17 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 8The British outfit, whose Jenson Button leads the drivers’ table by 10 points over Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg, completed every single lap with both MP4-25 cars at the initial Bahrain, Australian, Malaysian and Chinese grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Lotus set to run AirAsia logos in Spain

The logo of team boss Tony Fernandes’ AirAsia airline could soon feature on the 2010 Lotus car.

2010-04-17 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 10We reported last month that because the logos are already seen prominently on Williams’ FW32, Fernandes was instead content to advertise his investment firm Tune Group on the green T127. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Lotus closing on four more sponsor deals

Fernandes said no fewer than four of the sponsors will join the livery of the green T127

2010-03-27 - Lotus F1 Racing 04Lotus will not stop at CNN and Maxis in terms of signing agreements with third-party sponsors, boss Tony Fernandes said on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Fauzy not sure about future ‘Friday’ appearances

Fauzy to race with Lotus in 2010 – rumour
Fernandes not confirming Fauzy-to-race rumours

2010-02-27 - Lotus F1 Racing - Fairuz Fauzy 03Fairuz Fauzy is not giving anything away about whether he might make more appearances as Lotus’ Friday driver in the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Lotus confirms Fauzy for Friday, new sponsor

Lotus has now confirmed two pieces of news that were revealed recently.

2010-02-27 - Lotus F1 Racing - Fairuz Fauzy 02The first is that the new Malaysian team’s Kuala Lumpur-born test driver Fairuz Fauzy will be driving race regular Heikki Kovalainen’s green T127 car at Sepang on Friday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Lotus to unveil new Malaysian sponsor

The Maxis logo was seen on the front nose assembly in Kuala Lumpur

2010-03-27 - Lotus F1 Racing 02Lotus is expected to shortly confirm a new sponsorship deal with Maxis, a leading Malaysian mobile network. The logo of the Kuala Lumpur based company, whose headquarters is the impressive Maxis Tower near the Petronas Twin Towers, was seen on the front nose of the green T127 car at an event on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Kovalainen to sit out practice after coin toss

Team boss Fernandes not running Lotus team

2010-02-27 - Lotus F1 Racing - Tony Fernandez - Mike Gascoyne 012010-03-27 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kobvaleinen 01The loss of a coin throw means Heikki Kovalainen will sit out Friday morning practice ahead of this weekend’s Malaysian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Fauzy to drive Lotus in Friday’s Sepang practice

“We’re looking forward to going home” -Fernandes

2010-03-27 - Lotus F1 Racing 03Despite a couple of false starts, it is expected that Fairuz Fauzy will drive a Lotus T127 during Friday practice at Sepang on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

New teams battling for ‘millions’ in 2010 – Gascoyne

“We want to be open and transparent about what we are doing.  And why not?” said Gascoyne.

2010-02-27 - Lotus F1 Racing - Tony Fernandez - Mike Gascoyne 01According to former Swiss F1 driver and commentator Marc Surer, F1’s three new teams are playing in a “third class” this season. But Mike Gascoyne, the technical boss of the new Malaysian backed team Lotus, has revealed that the battle at the back is actually a dash for many millions. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

No AirAsia branding for Lotus – Fernandes

Tony Fernandes’ ‘AirAsia’ brand is unlikely to feature on the livery of his new formula one team Lotus in 2010.

2010-03-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 01Instead, AirAsia logos are still seen prominently on Williams’ FW32 car, with its CEO Fernandes instead advertising his investment firm Tune Group on the green T127. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Fauzy to drive Lotus in Bahrain practice – boss

Fauzy is the new Lotus team’s test driver.

2010-02-27 - Lotus F1 Racing - Fairuz Fauzy 04Test driver Fairuz Fauzy will get some track time at the wheel of the Lotus T127 this weekend in Bahrain. “He will be testing,” said team boss Tony Fernandes on Friday before departing Kuala Lumpur for the Middle East. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Kovalainen says Minardi comments story ‘not fair’

Comments were “taken out of context”

2010-02-27 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovaleinen 04Heikki Kovalainen insists his comments comparing Lotus with F1’s defunct perennial backmarkers Minardi were “taken out of context”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Lotus Racing announce CNN partnership

CNN makes its Formula One™ debut with Lotus Racing

Lotus Racing and CNN International have today announced a partnership deal that sees the newest Formula One™ team entering into a long-term agreement with the world’s leading news network. CNN’s world famous logos will feature on the T127 race cars, the drivers’ overalls and on all team clothing. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

New Lotus car worse than Minardi – Kovalainen

Lotus’ “biggest problem” currently is aerodynamics.

2010-02-27 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovaleinen 07Heikki Kovalainen has admitted that his new car, the Lotus T127, is worse than the Minardi he tested more than six years ago. Minardi chief Paul Stoddart gave the then 22-year-old Finn a two-day test at Vallelunga in late 2003 and nearly signed him to race. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Fauzy could drive Lotus in Sepang practice – report

“I have to be ready all the time to drive the car”

The next time Fairuz Fauzy drives Lotus’ T127 car could be during Friday practice for the Malaysian grand prix in April. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Soucek may test Virgin in Spain this week

But the team’s first priority is to solve the reliability issues

2010-02-14 - Virgin Racing Team 02Andy Soucek could make his track debut as Virgin’s new 2010 reserve driver this week. The new British team is the only outfit to have held off naming a definite driver lineup for the last four-day test of the winter, to kick off in Barcelona on Thursday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Cosworth ready for final pre-season push in Barcelona

“Barcelona should offer us an even better insight into where we all are in overall performance terms.”

Cosworth was further buoyed by the performance of its CA2010 engine during last week’s four-day test session at the Circuito de Jerez in southern Spain, in spite of the intermittent and often heavy rain that blighted the opening days. This was the third of four official pre-season tests, and followed an encouraging track debut by the Cosworth engine in Valencia and the first Jerez test. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Former PM doubted Lotus would get car running

No Barcelona test for Lotus’ Fauzy – report

Malaysia’s former prime minister on Monday said he agreed to launch Lotus’ Norfolk headquarters because he initially did not believe the team would get up and running in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Kovalainen crash ends Lotus’ Thursday test

“Had a crash and damaged front wing, session over for us”

2010-02-12 - Lotus F1 Racing - 09Heikki Kovalainen ended Lotus’ second ever test day on Thursday by crashing the newly launched T127 car. Read the rest of this entry »

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