LOTUS

  • Skipping 2014 Indian GP will hurt country's image: Jackie Stewart August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The threetime world champion Sir Jackie Stewart feels the scrapping of 2014 Indian Grand Prix to enable the Formula One organisers to tweak the calendar will hurt the country's image in the motorsports world. Stewart, whose connection with India dates back to his forays into the car market...
  • My first win is just around the corner: Romain Grosjean August 5, 2013

    Lotus driver Romain Grosjean is confident that he will record his first Formula 1 win this season. After a lacklustre start to the 2013 season, Grosjean finished third in Germany and sixth in Hungary and believes that his career's maiden win is just around the corner. "We proved in Germany and...
  • I prefer Kimi Raikkonen over Fernando Alonso as teammate: Vettel July 31, 2013

    Red Bull star Sebastian Vettel has revealed that he would prefer Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus as his teammate rather than Fernando Alonso next season. With Mark Webber deciding to leave Formula One at the end of the current season, Red Bull are in the market for a new racer to...
  • Romain Grosjean cleared to race from third place July 28, 2013

    Budapest: Race stewards upheld Romain Grosjean's third place on the Hungarian Grand Prix starting grid on Saturday after deciding that accidental damage had caused his Lotus to fail a postqualifying stress test. Technical delegate Jo Bauer had referred Lotus to the stewards after the front floor of the Frenchman's car was...
  • Romain Grosjean fastest in 3rd practice for Hungarian GP July 27, 2013

    Budapest: Lotus driver Romain Grosjean was fastest in the third and final practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday. The Frenchman has found form again recently, finishing third at the German GP three weeks ago to end a streak in which he failed to place inside...
  • Romain Grosjean wanted to take part in Young Driver Test July 21, 2013

    While most of the regular drivers opted out of the Young Driver Test, Romain Grosjean says he would have relished a run. Formula One was in action at Silverstone this past week with mainly young drivers putting in three days of the British track during which the revised Pirelli tyres...
  • Kimi Raikkonen to race at a charity event July 15, 2013

    Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen has confirmed that he will be driving at the eighth edition of the 'Everts & Friends Charity Race' on Sunday (21 July). Raikkonen has been listed as the special guest of the 2013 edition of a unique motocross and cyclocross event, to be held on the Horensbergdam...
  • Kimi Raikkonen to take part in F1 'young driver' test July 12, 2013

    London: Nicolas Prost, Davide Valsecchi and the experienced Kimi Raikkonen will drive for Lotus Formula 1 team during an unusual Young Driver Test at Silverstone July 1719. The test originally intended solely for young drivers, but adapted to allow race drivers to test Pirelli's new tyres will see development...
  • Team by team analysis of German Grand Prix July 8, 2013

    Team by team analysis of Sunday's German Formula One Grand Prix (listed in championship order): RED BULL (Sebastian Vettel 1, Mark Webber 7) A first win at home and first in July for triple world champion Vettel, who never looked back from overtaking polesitter Lewis Hamilton at the first corner, just holding...
  • Radio silence for Raikkonen, Mercedes fall away July 8, 2013

    Nuerburgring: Kimi Raikkonen had to contend with a faulty radio as he tried to chase down German Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel but the Lotus driver was far happier than his Mercedes counterparts after they flopped in the team's home race. The Finn made a late switch of tyres in a...
  • Vettel wins the German Grand Prix for the first time July 7, 2013

    Nuerburgring: Threetime Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel surged ahead in his Red Bull at the start of the German Grand Prix on Sunday and held off a strong challenge from the two Lotus cars to win his first race on home soil. There were no tire blowouts but the race had...
  • Lotus apologise to Kimi Raikkonen for wrong strategy July 2, 2013

    London: Lotus have apologised to Kimi Raikkonen for an incorrect strategy call that denied the Finn a likely podium finish in Sunday's British Grand Prix. Team principal Eric Boullier, who is facing a tugofwar with Red Bull for the 2007 world champion's services next year, recognised in a preview for this...
  • Hamilton warned; Bottas fined during practice run at Silverstone June 29, 2013

    Silverstone: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton was reprimanded by the stewards after making a late entry to the pit lane while Williams' Valtteri Bottas was fined 1,000 (856) for pit lane speeding during Friday's second free practice session at Silverstone as per reported by www.gpupdate.net Team Lotus were also reprimanded for releasing Kimi...
  • F1 to introduce penalty system for drivers in 2014 June 29, 2013

    Silverstone: Along with new engines, the 2014 F1 season will have plenty of other changes including a penalty point system for drivers and expanded testing to be allowed, the World Motor Sports Council announced on Friday. The penalty system is being introduced following a string of crashes involving young drivers...
  • Lotus hope to convince Kimi Raikkonen to stay June 29, 2013

    Silverstone, England: Lotus are hopeful that they can win a tugofwar with Formula One champions Red Bull for Kimi Raikkonen's services next season. "Red Bull is chasing Kimi and we obviously want to keep Kimi," Lotus team principal Eric Boullier told reporters at the British Grand Prix on Friday where Red...
  • Raikkonen looks to revive title campaign June 28, 2013

    Silverstone: Kimi Raikkonen has suddenly found his stock on the rise since Mark Webber announced he's leaving Formula One after this season. But Raikkonen insisted on Thursday that his attention for the moment was fixed firmly on this weekend's British Grand Prix and getting back on the podium. Webber said earlier...
  • Raikkonen on Red Bull radar, Webber's future uncertain June 27, 2013

    Triple world champion Sebastian Vettel could soon have a new teammate, as Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen is strongly linked with a move to Red Bull next year that puts Mark Webber's future with the team in serious doubt. The relationship between Vettel and Webber has been hovering over tense grounds, especially...
  • Consortium takes 35 percent stake in Lotus F1 June 19, 2013

    London: The Lotus F1 team announced on Tuesday that a consortium of private investors, including an American hedge fund manager and an Abu Dhabibased multinational business group, had acquired a 35 percent stake. The Britishbased team said in a statement that Infinity Racing Partners Limited had joined Luxembourgbased Genii Capital, who...
  • Lotus team principal Boullier confident of recovery June 18, 2013

    Despite poor performances in Monaco and Montreal, Lotus team principal Eric Boullier is confident that his team will bounce back to be at the front of the grid. Lotus' lead driver Kimi Raikkonen started the season with a win in Australia and also by claiming four other podiums. In Bahrain both...
  • Raikkonen and Ricciardo demoted for pit lane error June 9, 2013

    Montreal: Formula One title contender Kimi Raikkonen and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo were handed two place grid penalties for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix after pit lane offences in qualifying. They were penalised by Formula One stewards for jumping the queue to leave the pit lane after the second qualifying session had been...
  • Kimi Raikkonen closes in on F1 record scoring run June 5, 2013

    London: Kimi Raikkonen has one of Michael Schumacher's Formula One records in his sights this weekend at the Canadian circuit where the nowretired seven times world champion won more races than anyone else. If Raikkonen finishes in the top 10 in Montreal, the Lotus driver will equal Schumacher's record of 24...
  • Vettel under pressure to get pole at Monaco GP May 25, 2013

    Monaco: Sebastian Vettel needs to rediscover his speed in qualifying if he is to protect his overall Formula One lead at the Monaco Grand Prix. Monaco is the hardest track to overtake on in F1, with only two drivers winning from outside of pole position in the last 10 years, so...
  • Kimi Raikkonen would rather be left alone May 23, 2013

    Monaco: Kimi Raikkonen would much rather be left alone but he is happy to admit that sometimes he does not know what he is doing. Social media is never going to be the Finn's thing and the Lotus driver has never hidden his distaste for interviews but he overcame his...
  • Kimi Raikkonen plays down Monaco Grand Prix chances May 22, 2013

    Monaco: The Monaco Grand Prix should be less about tire degradation and more about pole position, as Formula One returns for its showcase race on a street circuit that is notoriously difficult to overtake on. That will be good news for Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, but less so for Lotus...
  • Lotus boss Boullier unhappy with Pirelli tyre changes May 17, 2013

    London: Pirelli's decision to change the Formula One tyres after just six races penalises those who have done a better job than others in getting the existing ones to work, Lotus principal Eric Boullier said on Thursday. "Just imagine for a moment that because a football team can't run as fast...
  • Ferrari, Lotus the F1 winners on return to Europe May 13, 2013

    London: The first European race of the Formula One season provided a boost for Ferrari and Fernando Alonso, with Lotus and Kimi Raikkonen also smiling, but left plenty of other former champions feeling the pain. While Red Bull retained their lead in both championships, they struggled with similar tyre problems...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso wins Spanish Grand Prix 2013 May 12, 2013

    Barcelona: Fernando Alonso won the Spanish Grand Prix by nearly 10 seconds in a dominant performance in front of his jubilant home fans on Sunday to close the gap on championship leader Sebastian Vettel and get right back in the Formula One title race. Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen finished second for...
  • Raikkonen focuses on title challenge, not future May 9, 2013

    Barcelona: Kimi Raikkonen is confident he can put questions about his future to one side and fight for the Formula One title this season. Four races into the season, the 2007 champion is second overall and only 10 points behind threetime defending champion Sebastian Vettel heading into this weekend's Spanish Grand...
  • Technical director Allison leaves Lotus F1 team May 8, 2013

    London: Highlyrated technical director James Allison is leaving Lotus and will be replaced by Nick Chester, the Formula One team said on Wednesday. The announcement before the first race of the European season in Spain this weekend will be seen as a blow for Finnish Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen, the...
  • Di Resta urges Force India to go the extra mile April 23, 2013

    London: Paul Di Resta has urged his Force India team to go the extra mile to help him secure his first Formula One podium after another nearmiss in Bahrain on Sunday. The Briton equalled his career best with fourth place at Sakhir, leading the race for three laps and tantalisingly close...