LOTUS

  • Grosjean heads wet final practice at Australian Grand Prix March 16, 2013

    Melbourne: Lotus driver Romain Grosjean was fastest in a rain-hit final practice at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Grosjean was ahead of Ferrari pair Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, although most drivers did not set meaningful times. Grosjean's best was more than a second slower than Vettel's fastest time on...
  • Raikkonen quietly confident as Lotus car behaves well March 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Lotus's assured performance in Friday practice at the Australian Grand Prix was not quite enough to raise a smile from Kimi Raikkonen, but the former world champion was pleased to be within reach of pace-setters Red Bull. Raikkonen, third in the championship last year, and his French team mate...
  • Lotus confident of no repeat of suspension issues in Barcelona test February 12, 2013

    London: Lotus are confident next week's second preseason test in Barcelona will see no repeat of the failure that halted the Formula One team's efforts at the Spanish track a year ago. Then, as this year, Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean had looked quick in the first test in Jerez...
  • Lotus boss Boullier eyes topthree finish in 2013 January 30, 2013

    Enstone, England: Lotus team principal Eric Boullier is looking to go one better than last year and get a topthree finish this season in the Formula One constructors' championship. Lotus finished fourth behind McLaren with 303 points in an inconsistent campaign punctuated by one Grand Prix win and several podiums for...
  • Lotus Formula One team launches 2013 car January 29, 2013

    Oxfordshire: Lotus have become the first Formula One team to unveil their car for the 2013 season after curtains were drawn from the Renault powered E21 in an online launch at the team's Enstone base here. The car was revealed to team partners on site Monday, streamed live on YouTube and...
  • Lotus F1 team retain Grosjean for 2013 December 18, 2012

    London: The Lotus Formula One team will have an unchanged lineup next season after they announced on Monday that French driver Romain Grosjean will retain his place alongside 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen. The confirmation came a day after Grosjean won the Race of Champions event in Bangkok, beating Red Bull's...
  • Wild ride keeps Vettel's F1 title hopes on track November 8, 2012

    Should Sebastian Vettel clinch a third consecutive drivers' championship this season, he may look back on his thirdplace finish in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as a key moment in his topsyturvy season. The race on Sunday was won by 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen. But it was the 25yearold German's fearless drive...
  • 'Raikkonen win at Abu Dhabi GP is a big statement' November 5, 2012

    London: Kimi Raikkonen's victory in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix shows that the Lotus team are serious Formula One contenders and should help them secure more backing, according to principal Eric Boullier. Raikkonen, the 2007 champion with Ferrari, became the eighth driver to win a race this season when he triumphed...
  • Kimi Raikkonen wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 4, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday for his first victory since returning to Formula One this year, a result which throws open the drivers' championship with two races remaining. Raikkonen, the 2007 champion who drives for Lotus, overtook Red Bull's Mark Webber at the start...
  • Raikkonen confident of doing well in Indian GP October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen, who would be driving at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) for the first time, said he is confident of doing well in the race. Last year this time, the Finn was driving in the World Rally Championship after nine seasons racing in Formula One....
  • Second? I'd rather be fourth, says Raikkonen October 11, 2012

    Yeongam: Kimi Raikkonen would rather finish fourth in the Formula One world championship than end up second or third because then he can skip the official prizegiving gala in December. The Finn, 2007 world champion with Ferrari and now at Lotus, is third in the current standings after 15 of the...
  • 5 things to do for free in New Delhi October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The capital of India is a bustling hub of 17 million people and one of the centers of modern Indian life. It is chaotic and crowded, yet filled with beautiful gardens and history dating back thousands of years. There are massive monuments from the Mughal kings of the...
  • Stealthy Raikkonen builds up healthy points tally September 10, 2012

    London: Kimi Raikkonen has moved stealthily up the Formula One standings to a healthy third place and the Lotus driver could become even more of a contender now the championship has turned its back on Europe. Lotus team principal Eric Boullier made no secret of the fact that Monza, the fastest...
  • Formula One circuit on a break August 7, 2012

    With the London Olympics hogging the limelight all over the world, the Formula One fraternity has decided to take a monthlong break with the next race the Belgian Gran Prix to take place on September 2. An agreement was reached between the 12 teams to send their staff for...
  • Webber penalised five places for German GP July 21, 2012

    Hockenheim, Germany: Mark Webber, second in the Formula One world championship, has been penalised five starting places for the German Grand Prix after his Red Bull team broke the rules on gearbox changes. "(Webber) did finish the last race in Silverstone and this change was before the five consecutive events expired,"...
  • Thanks to '3 Idiots', Rancho's school gets sponsors July 20, 2012

    Mumbai: It's been there for years, but Druk White Lotus School in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir came into the limelight after Aamir Khan starrer '3 Idiots' hit the screens. Post the film, now famously known as Rancho's school, not only it gets loads of tourists, but has found sponsors...
  • Qualifying vital for Lotus: Grosjean June 19, 2012

    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...
  • Force India to pay $1 million in legal costs May 5, 2012

    London: The Force India Formula One team must pay legal costs of more than $1 million Dollars within two weeks after a copyright case involving rivals Caterham and the operators of an Italian wind tunnel, a judge ruled on Friday. Court sources said Mr Justice Arnold awarded Mike Gascoyne, Caterham's chief...
  • Trulli exit a significant low for F1mad Italy February 18, 2012

    London: Jarno Trulli's abrupt departure from Formula One on Friday triggered no shockwaves around the world, but the Italian's exit was still a significant moment for the glamour sport and the home of Ferrari. Trulli had not scored a point since 2009 and the quality of the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wines...
  • Petrov to drive for Caterham F1 team February 17, 2012

    Hingham: Russian driver Vitaly Petrov replaced Jarno Trulli at the Caterham F1 team on Friday, leaving the Italian veteran without a drive after 15 seasons in Formula One. Caterham, formerly known as Team Lotus, said Petrov was at the team's factory in Hingham for a seat fitting and will take part...
  • Sutil appeals against sentence for Shanghai brawl February 9, 2012

    Berlin: Former Force India Formula One driver Adrian Sutil has lodged an appeal against last week's 18month suspended sentence for a nightclub brawl, his agent said on Wednesday. Sutil, 29, received the sentence and a 200,000Euro fine for causing grievous bodily harm in a Shanghai nightclub brawl last year where...
  • D'Ambrosio joins Lotus as reserve driver January 26, 2012

    London: Belgian Jerome d'Ambrosio will be the reserve driver for Lotus this season after making his race debut with Virgin last year, the former Renault Formula One team said on Tuesday. The 26yearold will attend all of the grand prixs and be ready to stand in for returning 2007 world champion...
  • 'Lotus Pond' exempted from entertainment tax January 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The madeinHyderabad Telugu movie, 'Lotus Pond', is likely to give frontline movies a tough time. The state government recently exempted the movie, which was shortlisted for the 17th International Children's Film Festival, from entertainment tax and has also sanctioned it to run an extra show in the mornings....
  • Caterham 7 Roadster first drive December 26, 2011

    Colin Chapman was this clever British structural engineer who built Lotus Cars, an automobile empire which manufactured some of the greatest drivers cars known to man. These cars were not expensive, neither were they exotic, yes they did look fantastic and they were brilliant to drive. All of these cars...
  • 'Lotus' blooms at Chennai November fest November 13, 2011

    The fest kickstarted in Chennai on a high note with musical performances by Indian and Chinese artistes. ...
  • Hyderabad: CBI evaluates Jagan Reddy's property October 20, 2011

    Hyderabad: Sources say that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) reached Kadapa MP Jagan Mohan Reddy's Hyderabad residence on Thursday to evaluate his properties. The CBI team at Jagan's Lotus Pond house in Hyderabad are in the process of evaluating the cost of the house. The raids are held under supervision of...
  • IBM touts social skills on RIM's PlayBook February 1, 2011

    Toronto: IBM wants to dislodge Microsoft's desktopbound business software by touting an update of its Lotus programs designed to harness the mobility and collaboration possible with cloud computing. The computing giant invited BlackBerry maker Research In Motion's coChief Executive Jim Balsillie to the stage of Lotusphere, an IBM conference in Orlando,...
  • Ferrari say will not block Schumacher deal December 15, 2009

    Rome: Ferrari will not stand in Michael Schumacher's way if the seventimes Formula One world champion decides to come out of retirement and race for Mercedes, president Luca di Montezemolo told Reuters on Monday. The 40yearold German has worked as a consultant for the Italian team since retiring at the end...
  • Scientists unlock secret of how lotus stays dry October 25, 2009

    Washington: How does the lotus stay dry even while growing in slime? This was a question that had intrigued scientists for ages. It took them an ultra high speed camera, a powerful microscope and an audio speaker to unlock the secret. "We faced a tricky problem water droplets that...
  • Lotus named 13th team for 2010 F1 season September 15, 2009

    London: Formula One's governing body on Tuesday named Lotus as the 13th team for the 2010 championship. The FIA said it had also received an impressive application from the BMW Sauber team, but that since BMW had announced it would withdraw support in 2010, there remained uncertainties regarding the future ownership...