Lotus

  • Kovalainen replaces Raikkonen for last two F1 races November 14, 2013

    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 GPs for...
  • Michael Schumacher declines to drive final races for Lotus November 14, 2013

    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 race...
  • Kimi Raikkonen to miss last two races of F1 season November 10, 2013

    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 is...
  • A makeover for BJP's poll symbol Lotus which is now 'bolder' November 8, 2013

    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 its...
  • Lotus investors say Raikkonen row resolved November 4, 2013

    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 percent...
  • Raikkonen's Abu Dhabi race over at first corner November 4, 2013

    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 on...
  • Riled Raikkonen angry with Lotus over lack of pay November 1, 2013

    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 champion...
  • Grosjean fastest in 1st practice at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 1, 2013

    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 .192...
  • Kimi Raikkonen no-show fuels speculation October 31, 2013

    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 of...
  • MP: EC rejects Congress's bizarre request to 'hide' lotus ponds October 30, 2013

    Bhopal: The Congress in Madhya Pradesh has made an unusual request to the Election Commission asking it to hide lotus ponds in the state so that voters are not unfairly drawn to the BJP. The Election Commission in MP has rejected this request saying it was impractical and unfeasible. In a...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Indian Grand Prix, secures 4th consecutive F1 title October 27, 2013

    Greater Noida: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel claimed his fourth straight Formula One championship on Sunday after turning in a trademark clinical performance to win the Indian Grand Prix. Starting from pole, Vettel again dominated the Buddh International Circuit to join F1 greats Juan Miguel Fangio and Michael Schumacher as just the...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel completes Indian GP practice sweep October 26, 2013

    Greater Noida: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel completed a practice hat-trick on Saturday with the fastest time in a smog-shortened final session before qualifying for a race expected to bring him a fourth successive Formula One title. The 26-year-old German lapped the Buddh International Circuit with a best time of one minute...
  • Nico Hulkenberg frontrunner to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus October 26, 2013

    Greater Noida: Nico Hulkenberg is Lotus's number one choice to replace Kimi Raikkonen next season with Frenchman Romain Grosjean under contract and set to be retained as the other driver, team principal Eric Boullier said on Friday. The Frenchman told a news conference at the Indian Grand Prix that Grosjean's confirmation...
  • Indian GP: Kimi Raikkonen fined for speeding in pit lane October 25, 2013

    Greater Noida: Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen has been fined 400 euros for speeding in the pit lane during the first practice session of the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) on Friday. Raikkonen exceeded the pit lane speed limit by 3.4 km/h, the limit being 80 km/h, breaching...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel fastest in opening practice at BIC October 25, 2013

    Greater Noida: Sebastian Vettel drove 35 flawless laps in the second practice session Friday to edge Red Bull teammate Mark Webber for the quickest time ahead of Sunday's Indian Grand Prix. Vettel recorded 1 minute, 25.722 seconds on soft tires for his best lap on the Buddh International Circuit, .289 faster...
  • Lotus will come stronger at Indian Grand Prix: Romain Grosjean October 22, 2013

    After two consecutive podium finish in the last two races in Korea and Japan, Lotus driver Romain Grosjean is on a roll and eyeing a strong finish at the Indian Grand Prix this weekend. Grosjean came as a third driver for Lotus in the first edition of the Indian GP....
  • Hope to get it right in India, says Kimi Raikkonen October 21, 2013

    Kimi Matias Raikkonen, who is known for his calm and composed demeanor in a sport full of thrill and action, will be racing for the second time in India. Driving for Team Lotus, the Iceman finished seventh last year at the 60-lap race in Greater Noida's Buddh International Circuit (BIC)....
  • Romain Grosjean no longer Suzuka's 'first lap nutcase' October 13, 2013

    Suzuka: No longer the 'first lap nutcase' of 2012, Romain Grosjean was dreaming of his first Formula One victory at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday before Red Bull provided an unwelcome wake-up call. The Frenchman made a storming start for Lotus from fourth on the grid to seize the lead...
  • Jaganmohan Reddy continues fast despite deteriorating health October 9, 2013

    YSR Congress party YS Jaganmohan Reddy's indefinite fast against the Centre's decision to divide Andhra Pradesh entered fifth day on Wednesday even as his condition continued to deteriorate. Jagan, as the MP from Kadapa is popularly known, is suffering from dehydration and is having fever, doctors who examined him said. With the...
  • Nico Hulkenberg's size not a problem for Lotus October 8, 2013

    Suzuka: Nico Hulkenberg's chances of replacing Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus were boosted on Tuesday after the Formula One team said weight would not be a major factor in their choice of driver. The issue has become a hot topic in the sport, with the introduction of a new and heavier...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins Korean Grand Prix 2013 October 6, 2013

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel's relentless push toward a seemingly inevitable fourth-straight Formula One drivers' championship continued with a victory at the Korean Grand Prix on Sunday. Even two safety-car periods, the emergence of a truck on the circuit mid-race and the incineration of his teammate's car were not enough to...
  • Kimi Raikkonen unsure if he'll race in Korean Grand Prix October 3, 2013

    Yeongam, South Korea: Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen said his availability for Sunday's Korean Grand Prix will hinge on how his injured back copes with Friday's practice session. The Finn got through the previous Formula One race in Singapore with the help of painkillers and physiotherapy, and while he is in Yeongam...
  • Lotus to put finances before driver decision September 26, 2013

    London: Lotus have said they will put driver decisions on hold while they sort out the Formula One team's finances for next season. Team principal Eric Boullier told the autosport.com website that finalising a deal with new investors was more of a priority than hiring a replacement for 2007 world...
  • Kimi Raikkonen back on the podium despite injury September 22, 2013

    Singapore: Kimi Raikkonen enjoyed an unexpected podium finish at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday after racing from 13th to third despite a back injury that had threatened to prevent him driving. The Lotus driver had taken pain killers to get through qualifying on Saturday but he improved overnight and made...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins Singapore Grand Prix September 22, 2013

    Singapore: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel recorded yet another start-to-finish win at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday to further extend his lead in the Formula One championship. The German was in a class of his own under the Marina Bay lights, winning by a massive 32.6 seconds over Fernando...
  • Back injury puts Kimi Raikkonen's Singapore GP in doubt September 22, 2013

    Singapore: Kimi Raikkonen is determined to race in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix despite his own team expressing doubts due to a back injury which badly affected the Lotus driver during practice and qualifying. Raikkonen awoke on Saturday in such discomfort from his longstanding back complaint - which flared up during Friday's...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in final practice for Singapore Grand Prix September 21, 2013

    Singapore: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel set the best time in the final practice before Saturday's qualifying session at the Singapore Grand Prix. The Formula One championship had the fastest time on Friday as well but was pushed harder this time, and his best time was only two-tenths of a second...
  • Raikkonen expects resolution to Lotus pay dispute September 20, 2013

    Singapore: Kimi Raikkonen is hopeful his pay dispute with Lotus will be resolved and he will not skip any of the remaining Formula One races this season. Raikkonen revealed on Thursday that outstanding salary payments had been one factor that prompted him to quit Lotus and sign a contract with Ferrari...
  • Kimi Raikkonen expects resolution to Lotus pay dispute September 20, 2013

    Singapore: Kimi Raikkonen is hopeful his pay dispute with Lotus will be resolved and he will not skip any of the remaining Formula One races this season. Raikkonen revealed on Thursday that a failure to receive all of his remuneration had been one factor that prompted him to quit Lotus and...
  • Kimi Raikkonen opted to leave Lotus over payment dispute September 19, 2013

    Singapore: Kimi Raikkonen made the decision to rejoin Ferrari next season after Lotus failed to pay his salary, the Finn admitting he would still fulfil his duties over the final seven races of his contract because he "loved to race". Last week, the 33-year-old agreed to replace Felipe Massa as Fernando...