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  • Romain Grosjean handed 20-place grid penalty Yesterday

    Abu Dhabi: Lotus Formula One driver Romain Grosjean could consider himself lucky that only the points will be doubled in this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after collecting a 20-place grid penalty on Friday. The Frenchman was handed the sanction for exceeding his allocation of power unit components for the season. With...
  • F1: Romain Grosjean to stay at Lotus in 2015 3 days ago

    Frenchman Romain Grosjean will stay with Lotus in 2015 despite previously suggesting he might leave, he announced on Wednesday. "A few days before the last Grand Prix of the season (in Abu Dhabi), I am very happy to announce that I will be a Lotus F1 Team driver in 2015!" Grosjean...
  • Formula One: Small teams seek Abu Dhabi talks with Ecclestone 5 days ago

    Formula One's smaller teams have written to Bernie Ecclestone to press demands for a bigger share of the sport's considerable revenues. Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley told Reuters a letter had been sent on Monday to commercial supremo Ecclestone seeking a meeting at this weekend's season-ending race in Abu...
  • Formula One money and engine talks stall November 9, 2014

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone will meet commercial rights holders CVC in London next week after talks with teams in Brazil on Saturday produced no agreement on giving smaller outfits more money to help them survive. A separate meeting with manufacturers on the possibility of relaxing an engine 'freeze' for next...
  • Gerard Lopez sees lifeline for struggling F1 teams November 3, 2014

    Austin: Formula One's smaller teams look set to be offered a 'base payment' to ensure their survival after a US Grand Prix weekend overshadowed by talk of crisis and the threat of a boycott. Lotus principal Gerard Lopez indicated after Sunday's race at the Circuit of the Americas that a solution...
  • Lotus F1 team switch to Mercedes power for 2015 October 9, 2014

    The Lotus Formula One team will switch from Renault to Mercedes power units next season as part of a long-term deal, both parties announced at the Russian Grand Prix on Thursday. The team will effectively take the supply vacated by McLaren, who are starting a new partnership with Japanese manufacturer Honda. Lotus...
  • DDA proposes expansion plan for Lotus Temple complex in Delhi September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The DDA has proposed an expansion of the Lotus Temple for building training facilities for youth in the campus. The decision was taken during an authority meeting of the DDA at the Raj Niwas, under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, chairman of the Delhi Development Authority....
  • Maldonado staying with Lotus next year, says Lopez July 20, 2014

    Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado will stay with Lotus in 2015, despite the Formula One team suffering a terrible first half of the season, team principal Gerard Lopez said on Saturday. Maldonado has yet to score a point this season as Lotus struggle with the new technical changes. "I can confirm 50 percent of...
  • Mumbai: Hoax call could have led to fireman's death, says official July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A hoax distress call might have led to the death of a fireman in Friday's fire that broke out in a 22storeyed building in Mumbai, a top fire official said on Saturday. The fireman, Nitin Ivalekar, had gone to check out a distress call of a woman that she was...
  • Mumbai: Won't take his body till government assures compensation, says fireman's wife July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The family of the fireman who lost his life in the massive fire that engulfed a high rise commercial building in Mumbai on Friday, has refused to take his body. They are demanding a written assurance from the government that the compensation that has been promised will be given...
  • Massive fire in commercial building in Mumbai, one fireman dead, 6 seriously injured July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: A massive fire broke out in a 22storey commercial building in a western suburb of Mumbai on Friday morning. Over 40 fire tenders were pressed into service who, after toiling for hours, managed to douse off the flames. One fireman lost his life and six others were left seriously...
  • Cong seeks transfer of case against Modi outside Gujarat May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday claimed the Gujarat Police was trying to "hush up" the case registered against Narendra Modi for poll code violation and urged the Election Commission to transfer the case to an agency outside the state. On April 30, an FIR was registered against Narendra Modi by the...
  • EC seeks FIR against Modi for displaying BJP symbol after casting vote April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday demanded an FIR against Narendra Modi for displaying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) symbol after casting his vote in Gujarat, not sparing even the media which telecast his press conference. But the BJP maintained that Modi did not violate any rules and...
  • EC seeks report on Modi flashing BJP symbol after casting his vote April 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi may be in trouble over his press conference outside the polling booth in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. The Election Commission has sought a report from the Ahmedabad collector on Modi's press conference in which flashed his party symbol. This...
  • Modi holds party symbol outside poll booth, Congress to complain to EC April 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Congress has said that it will complain to the Election Commission for holding the party symbol in his hands while addressing the media right outside the polling booth in Ranip, Ahmedabad where voting underway on Wednesday. Modi, while addressing the media at Ranip, held the lotus in his...
  • Engine problem makes a mockery of Pastor Maldonado penalty April 19, 2014

    Pastor Maldonado's five place grid penalty was rendered meaningless on Saturday after engine problems ruled the Lotus Formula One driver out of Chinese Grand Prix qualifying. While Romain Grosjean powered to the team's first top 10 grid position of the season, Maldonado never got out of the garage. The penalty, imposed for...
  • Pastor Maldonado clears the air with Gutierrez after Bahrain GP crash April 17, 2014

    Lotus Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez after picking up a grid penalty for sending the Mexican flying at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Venezuelan refused to take the blame for the incident, however, and told reporters in China on Thursday that the spectacular...
  • Maldonado handed grid penalty for Chinese GP April 7, 2014

    Pastor Maldonado will carry a five-place grid penalty into the Chinese Grand Prix after the Venezuelan speared his Lotus into the side of Esteban Gutierrez's Sauber in Sunday's floodlit race in Bahrain. Gutierrez literally did not know what had hit him after the Mexican's car was flipped abruptly in the air...
  • Lotus re-emerge as Formula One points contender March 31, 2014

    Sepang: Lotus showed they is ready to be a regular Formula One points contender, as they shook off a dismal start to the season with an encouraging performance at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix. The team may have come away from the race empty-handed and having suffered yet another engine failure with...
  • Most of Melbourne problems are resolved, says Renault March 25, 2014

    Most of the engine problems suffered by Renault-powered cars at the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix have been resolved, the manufacturer said on Tuesday ahead of this weekend's race in Malaysia. Renault supplies world champions Red Bull, their sister team Toro Rosso, Lotus and Caterham with the new V6...
  • Gastaldi appointed Lotus deputy principal March 14, 2014

    The Lotus Formula One team appointed Federico Gastaldi as deputy principal with immediate effect at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Friday. The Argentine has been with the team since 2010 and was also involved with predecessors Benetton, in the role of director of business development. "Federico was instrumental in nurturing our...
  • Lotus face struggle at F1 Australian GP March 13, 2014

    Melbourne: Last year Lotus won the Australian Grand Prix. This year the team is wondering if its cars will even be on the starting grid. The team arrived at this weekend's Formula One season opener after what driver Romain Grosjean frankly describes as a "disastrous winter" in which the cars suffered...
  • Lotus braced for tough start to Formula One season March 12, 2014

    Last year's race winners Lotus are braced for a tough start to the Formula One season in Australia on Sunday, with their immediate target being just reaching the finish after a difficult time in testing. French driver Romain Grosjean, who was regularly challenging for podium places last year, accepted the first...
  • Lotus already staring down long F1 season March 9, 2014

    Madrid: The Formula One season hasn't even started and it's already looking like a long one for Lotus. This year is unlikely to bear resemblance to last season's impressive campaign when the British team opened with victory at the Australian Grand Prix. Just getting through F1's first race of the...
  • Lotus already staring down long Formula One season March 7, 2014

    The Formula One season hasn't even started and it's already looking like a long one for Lotus. This year is unlikely to bear resemblance to last season's impressive campaign when the British team opened with victory at the Australian Grand Prix. Just getting through F1's first race of the season seems...
  • Team Lotus renews engine deal with Renault February 20, 2014

    Lotus and Renault have extended their Formula One partnership for 2014 and beyond, both sides announced in a statement on Thursday. The deal was seen as a formality, with Lotus testing in Bahrain this week with their new car ahead of the season starting in Australia on March 16. Lotus, the former...
  • Former Lotus boss Eric Boullier joins McLaren January 29, 2014

    Jerez: Former Lotus Formula One team principal Eric Boullier is joining McLaren in the newly created role of Racing Director. McLaren said in a statement released during preseason testing in Spain that the Frenchman would start work at Woking on February 3. The team said Boullier would report to a yettobeappointed McLaren Racing...
  • Formula One: Lotus shrug off front wing controversy January 28, 2014

    Jerez: The Lotus Formula One team have shrugged off controversy surrounding the eyecatching split nose on their 2014 car. "We have passed all the necessary crash tests and are very confident our design complies with all the FIA legal requirements," technical director Nick Chester told the team website on Tuesday. "We...
  • Gerard Lopez takes over as Lotus team principal January 24, 2014

    Enstone: Lotus say that Gerard Lopez has replaced Eric Boullier as team principal ahead of the 2014 Formula One season. Lopez, who is also the cochairman of the Englishbased team, says in a statement that "great things have been achieved over the past years and we need to continue this momentum." Pastor...
  • Lotus boss expects more teams to miss first F1 test January 9, 2014

    London: Lotus will not be the only team to miss Formula One's first preseason test in Spain this month, principal Eric Boullier said on Thursday. Lotus, who finished fourth overall last year despite financial difficulties, announced this week that they would skip the Jerez test starting on January 28 because their...