Lotus must improve its qualifying performances if it aims to win its first race of the Formula One season, says reigning GP2 champion Romain Grosjean.
We need to qualify better, that is not our strength this season but we are working on it, said the Frenchman. If we are able to have a strong weekend from the beginning, we are able to fight for the podium and even for victory, he was quoted as saying by Globo.
The Enstone-based F1 team has impressed sporadically over the season, with Grosjean finishing second at the Canadian Grand Prix last weekend, but poor grid positions have been a major factor in Lotus performance. Lotus has not started a single Grand Prix this season from the front row of the grid.
Lotus technical director James Allison told Autosport that even a small improvement on the teams pace in Toronto last Saturday could propel it into a higher gear. "We've often been devastatingly fast on the harder of the tyres in qualifying but then come up a bit short on the softer option; that's an issue we're working on at the moment," he said. "You can point to cars on the grid that are very quick in qualifying but not so competitive in the race and vice-versa....more
11:37 AM, Jun 19, 2012
Karachi: Pakistan's leg-spinner Danish Kaneria, who is facing a permanent life ban from cricket and is presently suspended by the PCB, has sought time with the chairman of the board to make his position clear in the spot- fixing allegations against him. Sources in the board told PTI that Kaneria has recently returned to the city from London to make final arrangements for his appeal hearing, scheduled for December 10....
06:12 PM, Jul 21, 2008