Tag Archive: T128

Feb 12

Production of the Lotus T128 is well underway

Lotus releases a first photo of the Lotus T128’s monocoque.

Lotus T128Lotus LogoThe driver cell of the T128 was developed in accordance with the 2014 LMP1 regulations. Improved safety, visibility and driver comfort have been paramount in the development of the chassis. The T128 provides a better view for the driver from inside the cockpit. An extensive mock-up program has been carried through in order to verify ergonomics and driver accessibility. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

Lotus LMP2 shows first photo of the new Lotus T128

Lotus LMP2 is working with full determination on the development of its own LMP2 car that already has taken advanced shape.

Lotus LMP2 - Lotus T128Lotus LMP2 logoTests in the wind tunnel already took place and more will follow in the next weeks in order to complete first test runs just after the season final of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Jul 20

“As Test Driver for Caterham F1 Team, I look forward to representing both Caterham and Rockwell Collins at the Airventure, Air Show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin”

Alexander Rossi and Caterham F1 Team to join Sponsor Rockwell Collins in OSH KOSH

2012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 4782012-06-09_0005Caterham F1 Team Test Driver Alexander Rossi has confirmed his presence alongside Caterham F1 Team supplier Rockwell Collins at the prestigious 2012 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, USA, running from July 23rd – 29th. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Luiz Razia to drive Lotus on Friday in Brazil

Luiz Razia has revealed he will be driving a Team Lotus car during morning practice at Interlagos next Friday.

2011-04-16 - Team Lotus - China - Luiz Razia 2GP2 - Hungary -  Caterham Team AirAsia - Luiz RaziaEarlier, the 22-year-old was eagerly seeking a sponsor or two to fund his formula one debut at his home race, the season-ending Brazilian grand prix.

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Nov 13

QPR, Caterham and Team Lotus

“Today’s unveiling of the QPR logo on our F1 car is the first and most obvious sign of those partnerships, and more will be announced in due course.”

2011-11-13 - Team Lotus - Abu Dhabi - QPR (3)

Ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, QPR Manager Neil Warnock and Shaun Wright Phillips, Jay Bothroyd and Heidar Helguson unveiled the latest update to the Team Lotus T128 livery, the QPR Club crest that will now enjoy prominent branding on the F1 team’s race cars for the remaining two races of the 2011 season and beyond.

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Oct 12

Boss not sure Chandhok to race Lotus in India

“My heart would love to see him race there”

2011-08-28 - Team Lotus - Belgium - Karun Chandhok 01BuddhInternational CircuitKarun Chandhok might not be given the wheel of a Team Lotus car to contest his country’s inaugural Indian grand prix later this month. In recent months, it seemed likely that Chandhok – the Tony Fernandes-headed team’s reserve driver – would line up a green-liveried car on the first grid at the new Buddh circuit.

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Aug 26

Hulkenberg to drive in afternoon, not morning

Reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg will not be making his usual appearance in the Force India on Friday morning.

2011-06-12_05882011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Karun Chandhok 04“I will drive in P2 (practice 2), not in P1,” he revealed at Spa-Francorchamps. Also in action on Friday will be Team Lotus’ third driver Karun Chandhok, who will be driving the T128 in the morning.

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Aug 26

Team Lotus to be ‘Caterham Team AirAsia’ in 2012 – report

Tony Fernandes’ formula one team will probably be renamed ‘Caterham Team AirAsia’ ahead of the 2012 season.

2011-07-30 - Team Lotus - Hungary - Heikki Kovalainen 012011-07-24 - Team Lotus - GermanyAnd Turun Sanomat correspondent Heikki Kulta also reports that, as the long naming dispute with Proton’s Group Lotus comes to an end, the Lotus logo will be removed from the green T128 cars with almost immediate effect.

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Aug 22

Chandhok ‘looking at’ Team Lotus race seat

Karun Chandhok has admitted he is hoping to race at Team Lotus in 2012.

2011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Karun Chandhok 052011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Karun Chandhok 02While his countryman Narain Karthikeyan will be in action for HRT at India’s inaugural F1 race in October, Chandhok admitted he is unsure if he will also be on the grid in New Delhi.

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Aug 18

Razia in talks for Team Lotus race debut at Interlagos

Liuz Razia has admitted he is looking for sponsors in order to make his formula one race debut with Team Lotus in 2012.

2011-07-30 - Team Lotus - Hungary - Luiz Razia 00GP2 - Hungary -  Caterham Team AirAsia - Luiz RaziaThe 22-year-old Brazilian is a reserve and occasional Friday driver this season, and races with Team Lotus boss and owner Tony Fernandes’ GP2 team.

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Aug 02

Kovalainen happy Trulli up to speed at Lotus

Heikki Kovalainen says he is happy his teammate Jarno Trulli is back up to speed.

2011-07-30 - Team Lotus - Hungary - Heikki Kovalainen 002011-07-30 - Team Lotus - Hungary - Jarno Trulli 01Italian veteran Trulli struggled with Team Lotus’ power steering system in the first half of the season and actually sat out the Nurburgring before updated technology was added to the green T128 in Hungary.

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Jul 29

Trulli delighted with new Lotus steering

Jarno Trulli began to put his formula one career back together on Friday.

2011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Jarno Trulli 012011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Jarno Trulli 02The Italian veteran sat out last weekend’s German grand prix as Team Lotus worked to install a new power steering system. Trulli, 37, has been complaining about the T128’s steering all season, as he was usually outpaced by Heikki Kovalainen.

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Jul 22

Kovalainen denies risk of sitting out races

Trulli looks into 2012 despite sitting out Germany

2011-07-09 - Team Lotus - Britain - Heikki Kovalainen 012011-05-07 - Team Lotus - Turkey - Jarno Trulli 02Heikki Kovalainen insists there is no chance he might be the next Team Lotus driver asked to step aside. Italy’s Autosprint argues that Jarno Trulli so readily agreed to vacate his T128 for Karun Chandhok at the Nurburgring on the promise of a new deal for 2012.

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Jul 18

Trulli set for steering boost in Hungary – report

Jarno Trulli will be looking forward to next weekend’s Hungarian grand prix.

2011-07-09 - Team Lotus - Britain - Jarno Trulli 022011-07-09 - Team Lotus - Britain - Jarno Trulli 01The Italian veteran has been complaining all season about the power steering system aboard Team Lotus’ 2011 car, arguing that it does not give him enough feedback for his precise driving style.

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Jun 23

Trulli says 2011 could be last F1 season

Jarno Trulli has admitted 2011 could be his last season in formula one.

2011-06-10_12242011-06-10_1221The Italian veteran, with approaching 250 races and 15 seasons under his belt, switched to the start-up Team Lotus last year after Toyota withdrew from formula one but has struggled. Previously a qualifying specialist, the 36-year-old has complained all season about power steering, arguing the T128’s system is not good enough for his precise driving style. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 22

Chandhok to drive Team Lotus car on Friday

Karun Chandhok will contest the Friday morning practice session for Team Lotus at Valencia.

GP2 - Scuderia Coloni - Karun Chandhok2011-06-09_0008The Indian is the team’s official reserve driver, appearing at the wheel of the T128 previously in 2011 for initial practice in Australia and Turkey. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 12

Trulli beats Kovalainen for first time in 2011

For the first time this season, Jarno Trulli on Saturday outqualified his teammate Heikki Kovalainen.

2011-06-11_03612011-06-11_0294Italian veteran Trulli has been struggling all year with the power steering characteristics of Team Lotus’ T128 car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 11

Dell Technology T.E.A.M – A Radical New Partnership Announced by Team Lotus

Team Lotus will be showcasing a unique multi-brand platform on the T128

2011-06-09_00082011-06-10_0395The global sports marketing industry has taken an innovative step forward with today’s announcement on the eve of the Canadian Grand Prix of a partnership between Team Lotus, the most successful recent entrant to the world’s highest profile motorsport series, and a new to Formula One™ concept – Dell Technology T.E.A.M. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 17

Force India’s Smith finally starts work at Team Lotus

Mark Smith has finally made his switch to Team Lotus.

2010-02-09 - Force India - Mark Smith2011-02-19 - Team Lotus - Barcelona - 02The move was announced a full year ago, but Force India enforced the “notice period” in his contract that is only now expiring. Team Lotus announced on Monday that Smith has finally started work as technical director at Hingham and will develop the T128 under Mike Gascoyne “and begin work on the 2012 car”. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 16

Mark Smith’s First day as Team Lotus Technical Director‏

Team Lotus has announced that Mark Smith has started work at the Anglo-Malaysian team’s Hingham, UK factory

2011-02-19 - Team Lotus - Barcelona - 022010-02-09 - Force India - Mark SmithReporting to Chief Technical Officer Mike Gascoyne, Mark completes the technical department and joins Lewis Butler (Chief Designer), Marianne Hinson (Head of Aerodynamics), Dieter Gass (Deputy Technical Director) and Elliot Dason-Barber (Head of R&D and Vehicle Dynamics) to continue the development of the T128 and begin work on the 2012 car. Read the rest of this entry »

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