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  • 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...
  • Raikkonen fastest in second practice at Bahrain GP April 19, 2013

    Sakhir: Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen drove the fastest time in the second practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, followed by the Red Bulls of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel on Friday. Raikkonen, who won the seasonopening Australian GP and lay second behind Vettel in the drivers' championship, was 0.03 seconds...
  • Drivers must obey the team, says Lotus boss April 5, 2013

    London: Formula One drivers have a duty to obey team orders, Lotus principal Eric Boullier said on Friday as the aftershocks of Sebastian Vettel's controversial Malaysian Grand Prix win rumbled on. World champion Vettel triumphed for Red Bull in Sepang after ignoring instructions to stay in second place behind Australian...
  • Kimi Raikkonen to start 10th after grid penalty March 23, 2013

    Sepang: Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus set the seventh fastest time in a rain affected qualifying of the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix here on Saturday. The Finn will however start the Sunday's race from tenth position after receiving a three place grid penalty for blocking Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg. Raikkonen's teammate...
  • Red Bull's Vettel fastest in third practice at Malaysian GP March 23, 2013

    Sepang: Threetime defending champion Sebastian Vettel was fastest in the third practice ahead of Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix, beating out Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and Force India's Adrian Sutil. Red Bull's Vettel edged Hamilton's time by 0.133 seconds. It was competitive final session with nine drivers only 0.514 seconds apart...
  • Raikkonen finishes fastest in second practice at Malaysian GP March 22, 2013

    Sepang: Kimi Raikkonen continued his surprisingly strong start to the Formula One season, posting the fastest time in second practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix, outpacing defending champion Sebastian Vettel before rain hit the circuit on Friday. The Lotus driver sent a clear message that his victory at the season-opening Australian...
  • Mark Webber fastest in opening practice in Malaysia March 22, 2013

    Sepang: Red Bull driver Mark Webber drove the quickest time in the first practice ahead of Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix, edging Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen as the Australian looks for his first victory in over six months. Webber, who finished a disappointing sixth at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix last week,...
  • Fernando Alonso happy with Ferrari but Lotus a concern March 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Fernando Alonso sounded upbeat about Ferrari's Formula One title chances on Sunday despite being outpaced by Kimi Raikkonen's Lotus in a thrilling Australian season-opener. The sport's most successful team made a far more promising start than last year, when they had a troubled car, with Alonso's Brazilian team mate...
  • Lewis Hamilton sees promise in Mercedes March 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Lewis Hamilton's move to Mercedes looked more masterstroke than miss-step on Sunday as the Briton battled to fifth place in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix while his former team McLaren struggled to score. Having abandoned the team that nurtured him for six seasons and secured him a world championship...
  • We're not as good as we thought: Mark Webber March 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Red Bull's failure to win the Australian Grand Prix after hogging the front row of the grid has shown the championship team they were not as good as they thought they were, a disappointed Mark Webber said on Sunday. The 36-year-old Australian lined up second behind pole-sitting team-mate Sebastian...
  • 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...