Lotus

  • Engine problem makes a mockery of Pastor Maldonado penalty 19-04-2014 08:36 PM

    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,...
  • Pastor Maldonado clears the air with Gutierrez after Bahrain GP crash 17-04-2014 06:30 PM

    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...
  • Maldonado handed grid penalty for Chinese GP 07-04-2014 09:57 AM

    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...
  • Lotus re-emerge as Formula One points contender 31-03-2014 04:42 PM

    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...
  • Most of Melbourne problems are resolved, says Renault 25-03-2014 10:38 PM

    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 14-03-2014 02:22 PM

    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...
  • Lotus face struggle at F1 Australian GP 13-03-2014 11:30 AM

    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...
  • Lotus braced for tough start to Formula One season 12-03-2014 08:53 AM

    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...
  • Lotus already staring down long F1 season 09-03-2014 09:02 AM

    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 07-03-2014 07:46 PM

    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...
  • Former Lotus boss Eric Boullier joins McLaren 29-01-2014 04:02 PM

    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 pre-season testing in Spain that the Frenchman would start work at Woking on February 3. The team said Boullier would report to a...
  • Formula One: Lotus shrug off front wing controversy 28-01-2014 10:20 PM

    Jerez: The Lotus Formula One team have shrugged off controversy surrounding the eye-catching 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....
  • Gerard Lopez takes over as Lotus team principal 24-01-2014 04:27 PM

    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 co-chairman of the English-based team, says in a statement that "great things have been achieved over the past years and we need to continue this...
  • Lotus boss expects more teams to miss first F1 test 09-01-2014 08:57 PM

    London: Lotus will not be the only team to miss Formula One's first pre-season 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...
  • Test absence will hurt Lotus, says Sutil 09-01-2014 09:06 AM

    London: Lotus's decision to skip the first pre-season Formula One test in Spain at the end of January will put them at a disadvantage to other teams, new Sauber signing Adrian Sutil said on Wednesday. The 30-year-old driver told Reuters in a telephone interview from Switzerland that, with a new...
  • Ferrari will keep Kimi Raikkonen busy 01-01-2014 10:21 PM

    Kimi Raikkonen is no more a fan of Formula One simulators than Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo but the Finn can expect to be spending a lot of time in one now he is back at Maranello. The start of a new year marks both a new phase and a...
  • Williams F1 add new aero staff from Lotus and Red Bull 09-12-2013 05:07 PM

    England: Williams have strengthened their aerodynamics line-up for the 2014 Formula 1 season, recruiting men from Lotus and Red Bull. Dave Wheater will join Williams from Lotus to become Head of Aerodynamic Performance, reporting to existing Head of Aerodynamics Jason Somerville. "Also supporting Jason as we move forward will be...
  • Pastor Maldonado joins Grosjean at Lotus for 2014 F1 29-11-2013 10:31 PM

    Enstone, England: Lotus have hired Pastor Maldonado to replace Kimi Raikkonen at the Formula One team for the 2014 championship. The Venezuelan driver leaves Williams after three years and will partner Romain Grosjean, who stays on at the English-based team for a third season. Maldonado, who won just one point...
  • Grosjean blossoms into Lotus team leader with 2nd place finish in US 18-11-2013 11:11 AM

    Austin, Texas: Romain Grosjean was hailed as a future Lotus leader on Sunday after his second place at the US Grand Prix highlighted just how much progress the Frenchman has made since his 'first lap nutcase' days of 2012. "You have represented Lotus in a very proud way," he was...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins United States GP for eighth straight victory 18-11-2013 05:13 AM

    Texas: Sebastian Vettel climbed out of his Red Bull car, pumped his right first then held up eight fingers, one for each of his consecutive victories. Formula One's German dominator just keeps on winning. The four-time world champion won the US Grand Prix in easy fashion Sunday, setting an F1...
  • Lotus says Raikkonen back surgery successful 15-11-2013 11:34 PM

    Austin: Formula One team Lotus says driver Kimi Raikkonen had successful back surgery and is recovering. The former world champion opted to have the surgery instead of driving the last two races of the year, the US Grand Prix this weekend and the season finale in Brazil. Lotus brought in...
  • Kovalainen replaces Raikkonen for last two F1 races 14-11-2013 08:34 PM

    Paris: Finnish driver Heikki Kovalainen will replace countryman Kimi Raikkonen and race for Lotus in the final two races of the season. Raikkonen will miss the United States Grand Prix and Brazilian GP to undergo back surgery. He is joining Ferrari next season. The 32-year-old Kovalainen has raced in 109...
  • Michael Schumacher declines to drive final races for Lotus 14-11-2013 08:46 AM

    Berlin: Michael Schumacher, the retired seven-time Formula One champion, turned down an offer from Lotus to drive the final two races of the season as a replacement for Kimi Raikkonen, reported Xinhua. Schumacher retired for the second time at the end of the last season, having failed to win a...
  • Kimi Raikkonen to miss last two races of F1 season 10-11-2013 04:24 PM

    London: Kimi Raikkonen will miss the last two races of the Formula One season in Texas and Brazil after deciding to have back surgery next week, the Lotus driver's manager said on Sunday. Steve Robertson told Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat and the autosport.com website that the 2007 world champion, who...
  • A makeover for BJP's poll symbol Lotus which is now 'bolder' 08-11-2013 12:27 AM

    The Election Commission has allowed the BJP to change the outline of its election symbol "Lotus" to make it look bolder and the party will use the revamped version in all its publicity material for the upcoming polls. The party had approached the Election Commission to alter the design of...
  • Lotus investors say Raikkonen row resolved 04-11-2013 11:54 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Lotus are confident Kimi Raikkonen will race in the last two grands prix of the season after new investors in the Formula One team promised on Sunday to more than compensate the driver for unpaid wages. Mansoor Ijaz, chairman of a consortium of private investors buying a 35...
  • Raikkonen's Abu Dhabi race over at first corner 04-11-2013 10:08 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix lasted only seconds on Sunday with last year's race winner parking his Lotus and retiring after a first corner collision. A weekend that started badly for the Finn, relegated to the back of the grid after his car failed a post-qualifying inspection...
  • Riled Raikkonen angry with Lotus over lack of pay 01-11-2013 11:28 PM

    Abu Dhabi: In a rare outburst, Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen on Friday criticised the team for not paying his salary this season and threatened to skip the final two races of the season in protest. Speaking after the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the former F1...
  • Grosjean fastest in 1st practice at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 01-11-2013 04:26 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Lotus driver Romain Grosjean posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday. The Frenchman has finished third in each of his past three races and clocked a best lap of 1 minute, 44.241 seconds in hot temperatures to finish...
  • Kimi Raikkonen no-show fuels speculation 31-10-2013 11:39 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen's strained relationship with his Lotus Formula One team was back in the spotlight on Thursday after the Finn failed to turn up for media interviews at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. A team spokesman said the 2007 world champion, who is joining Ferrari at the end...