Tag Archive: Toleman

May 11

Haas visit revs up rumours of Lotus strife

Big paddock rumours are swirling around the future of F1’s Enstone team.

Gene Haas portrait Once Ayrton Senna’s first team, Toleman, the outfit subsequently became title winning Benetton and Renault, before Kimi Raikkonen won races in the current black and gold ‘Lotus’ guise. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Symonds has ‘sympathy’ for Lotus’ troubles

“I don’t think Lotus have done it out of choice”

Pat Symonds - photo © FRANCOIS FLAMAND - DPPI Pat Symonds, a former long-time personality at the Enstone team, says he has “sympathy” for struggling Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Lotus targets title tilt in 2015

 

Lotus F1 owner Gerard Lopez has revealed plans to take the former Renault team back into championship contention within a few years.

2012-01-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 05Lotus F1 Team logo.jpg“Our efforts are concerted behind our objective to be a contender once more for the 2015-16 championships, to continue the proud heritage of the 1994-95 and 2005-6 world championship titles achieved by Enstone,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Marussia ‘made most sense’ for rookie Pic – Panis

The French newcomer, speaking in Paris, has been signed by the former Virgin team Marussia for 2012 and 2013.

2011-11-27 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Abu Dhabi - Charles Pic12 - Marussia Virgin RacingThe French sports daily L’Equipe on Tuesday quoted Charles Pic as saying his target for next season is to “reach the level” of his experienced teammate Timo Glock “as soon as possible”.

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Dec 06

Peter Gethin 1940-2011

Peter Gethin died yesterday at the age of 71

Peter Gethin 1940-2011Peter Gethin 1940-2011He was one of the most dependable and versatile racing drivers of the late 1960s and 1970s. Successful in most forms of motor sport at his time, Gethin was a true enthusiast who won many races driving for Lola amongst many other constructors.

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Oct 06

Johnny Cecotto Jr eyes 2011 Lotus test seat

Cecotto’s sponsors include the Venezuelan telecommunications company CANTV.

2010-09-14 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 03The son of a former F1 driver is reportedly targeting a test driver seat with the Lotus team. Venezuelan Johnny Cecotto, now 54, won the 350cc world motorbike class in 1975, before switching to two wheels and driving for the Theodore F1 team in 1983. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Warwick to be F1 steward for second time

Derek Warwick will return to F1 stewarding duties at the Hungaroring this weekend.

1981 - Dany Flageole - Derek Warwick - Toleman-Hart -In May in Barcelona, the former F1 racer made his debut as the driver representative on the FIA officials’ panel. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Johansson returns to Audi

With United Autosports for epic 24 hour race in Belgium

Stefan Johansson will return to the wheel of an Audi this summer when the Swede drives a R8 LMS GT3 sports car for United Autosports in the Spa 24 Hours (31 July-1 August).The 53-year-old Los Angeles-based Scandinavian is a veteran of almost twenty 24 Hour races and won the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours in 1997 but will actually be making his début in the annual twice-around-the-clock Belgian encounter. Read the rest of this entry »