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  • Jenson Button handed time penalty for Pastor Maldonado collision April 12, 2015

    Shanghai: McLaren's Jenson Button was handed a time penalty that cost him 13th place in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix after accepting responsibility for a collision with Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado. The 2009 Formula One world champion, who dropped to 14th as a result of the extra five seconds added to his...
  • Adderly Fong joins Lotus F1 as development driver March 24, 2015

    Hong Kong's Adderly Fong has joined Lotus as a development driver, the Formula One team said on Tuesday. The team, who already have Spaniard Carmen Jorda signed up in a similar role, added that the 25-year-old would undergo a development programme while taking part in the GP3 and GT Asia series. "I'll...
  • Bernie Ecclestone offers cash advance for smaller teams March 2, 2015

    London: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has offered advance revenue payments to Sauber, Force India and Lotus to help with cash-flow problems ahead of the new season starting in Australia next week. "Bernie understands we've had these challenges over the winter because the (team) suppliers got so badly hurt by the...
  • Lotus F1 hand development role to Spanish woman racer February 26, 2015

    Spanish female racer Carmen Jorda will be a development driver for Lotus this season, the Formula One team announced on Thursday. The 26-year-old appeared in the GP3 junior series last year with little success, failing to finish in the top 10 with a car that then proved a winner when it...
  • McLaren's troubles continue as Pastor Maldonado clocks fastest lap February 22, 2015

    Montmelo: McLaren's technical troubles worsened on Saturday, while Pastor Maldonado again steered Lotus to the session's fastest lap in Formula One preseason testing. A faulty seal on his McLaren cut short Jenson Button's shift behind the wheel on Thursday. Two days later, the team said "a failure of the revised seal"...
  • Formula One: Maldonado on top as ill Lewis Hamilton is sidelined February 20, 2015

    Barcelona: Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado led the timesheets for Lotus on the first day of Formula One testing on Thursday while world champion Lewis Hamilton was sidelined by sickness and McLaren by power unit problems. Dutchman Max Verstappen, 17, completed the most laps on a day interrupted by a collision between Susie...
  • F1: New Lotus a whole new ball game for Romain Grosjean February 9, 2015

    Comparing this year's Mercedes-powered Lotus Formula One car to the team's troublesome 2014 one is child's play for Romain Grosjean. "I was playing with my son and he has got a rugby ball and a basketball," the French driver told Reuters in a telephone interview on Monday when explaining the different...
  • Lotus may not test before Tuesday February 2, 2015

    Lotus failed to get their new Formula One car on track for the start of testing in Spain on Sunday and may have to wait until Tuesday before it makes a first appearance. The team, who switched from Renault engines to Mercedes power units at the end of last season, explained...
  • Formula One: Lotus expect huge step forward in 2015 January 26, 2015

    Lotus expect to be far more competitive this season with a new Formula One car that they hailed as a massive step forward on Monday. Pictures of the Mercedes-powered E23 were released on the team website with a standard nose replacing the 'twin-tusk' solution that failed to deliver results last year. Technical...
  • Lotus pick Jolyon Palmer as third driver for 2015 January 20, 2015

    London: Formula One team Lotus has picked GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer as their third driver for this year. Palmer, who last year became the first British driver to win the GP2 series since Lewis Hamilton in 2006, will attend all grands prix for Lotus and drive in some practice sessions. He will...
  • Romain Grosjean handed 20-place grid penalty November 21, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Lotus Formula One driver Romain Grosjean could consider himself lucky that only the points will be doubled in this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after collecting a 20-place grid penalty on Friday. The Frenchman was handed the sanction for exceeding his allocation of power unit components for the season. With...
  • F1: Romain Grosjean to stay at Lotus in 2015 November 20, 2014

    Frenchman Romain Grosjean will stay with Lotus in 2015 despite previously suggesting he might leave, he announced on Wednesday. "A few days before the last Grand Prix of the season (in Abu Dhabi), I am very happy to announce that I will be a Lotus F1 Team driver in 2015!" Grosjean...
  • Formula One: Small teams seek Abu Dhabi talks with Ecclestone November 18, 2014

    Formula One's smaller teams have written to Bernie Ecclestone to press demands for a bigger share of the sport's considerable revenues. Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley told Reuters a letter had been sent on Monday to commercial supremo Ecclestone seeking a meeting at this weekend's season-ending race in Abu...
  • Formula One money and engine talks stall November 9, 2014

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone will meet commercial rights holders CVC in London next week after talks with teams in Brazil on Saturday produced no agreement on giving smaller outfits more money to help them survive. A separate meeting with manufacturers on the possibility of relaxing an engine 'freeze' for next...
  • Gerard Lopez sees lifeline for struggling F1 teams November 3, 2014

    Austin: Formula One's smaller teams look set to be offered a 'base payment' to ensure their survival after a US Grand Prix weekend overshadowed by talk of crisis and the threat of a boycott. Lotus principal Gerard Lopez indicated after Sunday's race at the Circuit of the Americas that a solution...
  • Lotus F1 team switch to Mercedes power for 2015 October 9, 2014

    The Lotus Formula One team will switch from Renault to Mercedes power units next season as part of a long-term deal, both parties announced at the Russian Grand Prix on Thursday. The team will effectively take the supply vacated by McLaren, who are starting a new partnership with Japanese manufacturer Honda. Lotus...
  • DDA proposes expansion plan for Lotus Temple complex in Delhi September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The DDA has proposed an expansion of the Lotus Temple for building training facilities for youth in the campus. The decision was taken during an authority meeting of the DDA at the Raj Niwas, under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, chairman of the Delhi Development Authority....
  • Maldonado staying with Lotus next year, says Lopez July 20, 2014

    Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado will stay with Lotus in 2015, despite the Formula One team suffering a terrible first half of the season, team principal Gerard Lopez said on Saturday. Maldonado has yet to score a point this season as Lotus struggle with the new technical changes. "I can confirm 50 percent of...
  • Mumbai: Hoax call could have led to fireman's death, says official July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A hoax distress call might have led to the death of a fireman in Friday's fire that broke out in a 22storeyed building in Mumbai, a top fire official said on Saturday. The fireman, Nitin Ivalekar, had gone to check out a distress call of a woman that she was...
  • Mumbai: Won't take his body till government assures compensation, says fireman's wife July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The family of the fireman who lost his life in the massive fire that engulfed a high rise commercial building in Mumbai on Friday, has refused to take his body. They are demanding a written assurance from the government that the compensation that has been promised will be given...
  • Massive fire in commercial building in Mumbai, one fireman dead, 6 seriously injured July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: A massive fire broke out in a 22storey commercial building in a western suburb of Mumbai on Friday morning. Over 40 fire tenders were pressed into service who, after toiling for hours, managed to douse off the flames. One fireman lost his life and six others were left seriously...
  • Cong seeks transfer of case against Modi outside Gujarat May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday claimed the Gujarat Police was trying to "hush up" the case registered against Narendra Modi for poll code violation and urged the Election Commission to transfer the case to an agency outside the state. On April 30, an FIR was registered against Narendra Modi by the...
  • EC seeks FIR against Modi for displaying BJP symbol after casting vote April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday demanded an FIR against Narendra Modi for displaying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) symbol after casting his vote in Gujarat, not sparing even the media which telecast his press conference. But the BJP maintained that Modi did not violate any rules and...
  • EC seeks report on Modi flashing BJP symbol after casting his vote April 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi may be in trouble over his press conference outside the polling booth in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. The Election Commission has sought a report from the Ahmedabad collector on Modi's press conference in which flashed his party symbol. This...
  • Modi holds party symbol outside poll booth, Congress to complain to EC April 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Congress has said that it will complain to the Election Commission for holding the party symbol in his hands while addressing the media right outside the polling booth in Ranip, Ahmedabad where voting underway on Wednesday. Modi, while addressing the media at Ranip, held the lotus in his...
  • Engine problem makes a mockery of Pastor Maldonado penalty April 19, 2014

    Pastor Maldonado's five place grid penalty was rendered meaningless on Saturday after engine problems ruled the Lotus Formula One driver out of Chinese Grand Prix qualifying. While Romain Grosjean powered to the team's first top 10 grid position of the season, Maldonado never got out of the garage. The penalty, imposed for...
  • Pastor Maldonado clears the air with Gutierrez after Bahrain GP crash April 17, 2014

    Lotus Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez after picking up a grid penalty for sending the Mexican flying at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Venezuelan refused to take the blame for the incident, however, and told reporters in China on Thursday that the spectacular...
  • Maldonado handed grid penalty for Chinese GP April 7, 2014

    Pastor Maldonado will carry a five-place grid penalty into the Chinese Grand Prix after the Venezuelan speared his Lotus into the side of Esteban Gutierrez's Sauber in Sunday's floodlit race in Bahrain. Gutierrez literally did not know what had hit him after the Mexican's car was flipped abruptly in the air...
  • Lotus re-emerge as Formula One points contender March 31, 2014

    Sepang: Lotus showed they is ready to be a regular Formula One points contender, as they shook off a dismal start to the season with an encouraging performance at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix. The team may have come away from the race empty-handed and having suffered yet another engine failure with...
  • Most of Melbourne problems are resolved, says Renault March 25, 2014

    Most of the engine problems suffered by Renault-powered cars at the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix have been resolved, the manufacturer said on Tuesday ahead of this weekend's race in Malaysia. Renault supplies world champions Red Bull, their sister team Toro Rosso, Lotus and Caterham with the new V6...