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Lotus F1 News

  • Calamitous Italian GP for Lotus
    At Spa they were celebrating a podium, but two weeks later at Monza both Lotus drivers failed to see the chequered flag...
    - 7 Sep 15, 10:13am -
  • Sun: STR, McLaren, Manor, Lotus
    After their podium at Spa, Lotus suffered a double retirement on the opening few laps while Toro Rosso also failed to score points...
    - 6 Sep 15, 5:37pm -
  • Sat: Force India, Lotus, Sauber
    Both Force India cars made it into Q3, but Nico Hulkenberg had problems late on while Romain Grosjean again gets the better of Pastor Maldonado...
    - 5 Sep 15, 6:20pm -
  • Lotus will see out the season
    Lotus have rubbished reports that the team does not have the finances needed to make the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP...
    - 5 Sep 15, 8:29am -
  • Fri: Lotus, Williams, Sauber, RBR
    There were top ten times in Friday's second practice at Monza for both Lotus drivers and the two Williams men while Sauber were next in line...
    - 4 Sep 15, 7:09pm -
  • Maldonado confident of Lotus future
    Pastor Maldonado is adamant he has a contract "until the end of next season" whether Renault buy Lotus or not...
    - 3 Sep 15, 6:08pm -
  • Bernie 'covered Lotus staff's wages'
    Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that he helped to pay the wages of Lotus employees while the team have eased fears they could miss the Italian GP...
    - 2 Sep 15, 10:49am -
  • Lotus can 'deliver' great results
    Federico Gastaldi was not surprised to see Romain Grosjean on the podium at Spa as he always knew Lotus had the pace for podium results...
    - 31 Aug 15, 3:39pm -
  • Maldonado's kerb impact was 17G
    Lotus have revealed that Pastor Maldonado's impact with the kerbs at Spa registered at 17G and is why his E23 lost power...
    - 29 Aug 15, 12:33pm -
  • 'Renault deal a week away'
    Renault's deal to purchase a majority stake in the Lotus F1 team could be finalised as early as "next week" according to a report...
    - 29 Aug 15, 11:21am -
  • Lotus preview the Italian GP
    Romain Grosjean believes Monza will suit the E23 even better than Spa while Pastor Maldonado has a "good feeling"...
    - 29 Aug 15, 9:44am -
  • More of the 'same' in Italy for Lotus
    Having achieved their first podium of the season at Spa, Alan Permane sees no reason why Lotus won't have the pace to add another at Monza...
    - 28 Aug 15, 8:05am -
  • Maldonado's DNF 'self-inflicted'
    A "huge off at Eau Rouge" damaged Pastor Maldonado's clutch-control system and later forced him to retire at Spa, according to Lotus...
    - 25 Aug 15, 3:23pm -
  • Sun: Mercedes, Lotus, Red Bull
    Lewis Hamilton secured his second win at Spa and increased his lead over Nico Rosberg while Romain Grosjean was back on the podium...
    - 23 Aug 15, 6:30pm -
  • Grosjean: It feels like a race win
    Special, incredible and unbelievable are just some of the words that an emotional Romain Grosjean used to describe his podium at Spa...
    - 23 Aug 15, 4:24pm -
  • Sat: Merc, Williams, Lotus
    Lewis Hamilton claimed his sixth pole position in a race while Romain Grosjean secured Lotus' best grid position of the season...
    - 22 Aug 15, 5:49pm -
  • Grosjean gets gearbox penalty
    Romain Grosjean's mood was slightly dampened after qualifying at the Belgian GP as he has been handed a grid penalty for a gearbox change...
    - 22 Aug 15, 3:57pm -
  • Maldonado 'unlucky' to crash
    Pastor Maldonado won't dwell on his FP1 crash at Spa as he was "unlucky" to put it into the barriers...
    - 21 Aug 15, 7:04pm -
  • Fri: FIndia, Lotus, Sauber
    There were top ten times in Friday's second practice in Belgium for Nico Hulkenberg, Romain Grosjean and both Sauber drivers...
    - 21 Aug 15, 6:48pm -
  • Lotus facing new legal battle
    Lotus are confident a legal battle with former test driver Charles Pic will be "solved", allowing them to transport their cars onto the next race...
    - 21 Aug 15, 6:18pm -
  • Maldonado: I have a deal for 2016
    Pastor Maldonado is adamant that his seat with Lotus is secure even if Enstone outfit are taken over by Renault...
    - 21 Aug 15, 2:07pm -
  • Gastaldi urges F1 to retain Spa, Monza
    F1 needs to hold onto its old circuits; that's the opinion of Federico Gastaldi who believes they are the "lifeblood" of the sport...
    - 16 Aug 15, 1:44pm -
  • Lotus optimistic for Spa
    Romain Grosjean sees no reason why Lotus' E23 won't be the car that goes "really well" next weekend at Spa...
    - 16 Aug 15, 10:20am -
  • Lotus preview the Belgian GP
    Romain Grosjean reckons the Spa circuit is "fabulous" while Pastor Maldonado says Lotus should do well...
    - 16 Aug 15, 8:13am -
  • Maldonado unfazed by criticism
    Pastor Maldonado insists he is not bothered by the constant barrage of criticism but would rather people speak "good" about him...
    - 13 Aug 15, 12:47pm -

Lotus F1 News

  • F1's UK teams unite for ventilator production
    The seven UK-based Formula 1 teams have launched 'Project Pitlane' to help with the production of ventilator equipment in the fight against coronavirus.
    - 13 days ago 27 Mar 20, 4:01pm -
  • Tractor talk: Ricciardo explains his farm life
    Daniel Ricciardo has explained how he is spending his time at home on the farm - and the tractor video that got Instagram talking!
    - 15 days ago 25 Mar 20, 4:01pm -
  • F1's virtual world delivers racing fillip
    Formula 1 did stage a Bahrain GP on Sunday - but not as you know it - as the sport offered fans some entertaining Esports escape to fill the current live racing void.
    - 17 days ago 22 Mar 20, 9:50pm -
  • Renault reveal final look for new season
    Renault unveiled their definitive livery for the 2020 season and announced a new title sponsor ahead of the Australian GP in Melbourne.
    - 29 days ago 11 Mar 20, 8:29am -
  • Ricciardo will 'answer calls' but wants Renault stay
    Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he will "answer calls" from rival teams if they try to poach him this season but insists his priority is staying with Renault - who know they have to improve to make that a reality.
    - 42 days ago 27 Feb 20, 9:26am -
  • Renault explain launch without 'fake' car
    Renault have declared intent to rediscover their Formula 1 momentum in 2020 as they launched their season, minus the new RS20 car, in Paris.
    - 56 days ago 12 Feb 20, 7:12pm -
  • Why no car at Renault's launch?
    Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul on why he didn't want to reveal a "fake" car at the team's Paris launch - and what their targets are for F1 2020.
    - 56 days ago 12 Feb 20, 6:58pm -
  • When are the next F1 car launches?
    Ferrari launched their 2020 F1 challenger in dramatic style - and there's a bumper week of car reveals still to come.
    - 66 days ago 3 Feb 20, 4:32pm -
  • Ocon to test for Renault in Abu Dhabi
    Esteban Ocon will start work at Renault the day after the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP - and drive their 2019 car at the test that follows.
    - 20 Nov 19, 6:26pm -
  • Renault eager to make up for points loss
    Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg say Renault are determined to make up as quickly as possible for the disappointment of losing their points finishes from the Japanese GP.
    - 24 Oct 19, 9:41pm -
  • Renault won't appeal double Japan DSQ
    Renault have opted not to appeal against the disqualification of both Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg from the results of the Japanese GP - despite criticising the FIA's "inconsistent" 'driver aid' penalty.
    - 24 Oct 19, 2:41pm -
  • Ricciardo, Hulkenberg suffer disqualification
    Renault's Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg have been disqualified from the results of the Japanese Grand Prix after the FIA ruled they had benefited from an illegal driver aid.
    - 23 Oct 19, 8:20pm -
  • Renault prepared to go it alone
    Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul believes the team can prosper into F1's new era without supplying any other team with engines, after McLaren opted to switch to Mercedes from 2021.
    - 2 Oct 19, 2:57pm -
  • Ricciardo disqualified from F1 qualifying
    Renault's Daniel Ricciardo has been disqualified from Singapore GP qualifying for a technical infringement.
    - 21 Sep 19, 7:13pm -
  • Verstappen and Ricciardo let loose
    Reunited and unleashed: Former team-mates Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen join Anthony Davidson at the SkyPad at the Singapore GP for an unmissable and hilarious Sky Sports F1 exclusive.
    - 21 Sep 19, 1:22pm -
  • F1 driver market: Is Hulk now in trouble?
    - 19 Sep 19, 3:30pm -
  • Ricciardo says Renault made 'statement'
    Daniel Ricciardo reserved special praise for Renault's engine department after heading the team's best result since their full return to F1 at high-speed Monza.
    - 9 Sep 19, 12:25pm -
  • Trio reprimanded after F1 qualy farce
    Nico Hulkenberg, Lance Stroll and Carlos Sainz have been reprimanded - but escaped grid penalties - for their roles in the farcical end to Italian GP qualifying.
    - 7 Sep 19, 7:00pm -
  • Upgrades and penalties: Who has got what?
    The Belgian GP will see six drivers take engine penalties as teams introduce their latest engine upgrades for F1's high-speed Spa-Monza double header.
    - 30 Aug 19, 11:40am -
  • Ricciardo: Renault are good enough
    Daniel Ricciardo believes Renault should have more confidence in themselves and their car, as the team bid to turn around their season after the summer break.
    - 19 Aug 19, 8:50am -

Lotus F1 Team News

  • “We're Making Strong Progress” – Nick Chester's Analysis On The First Bahrain Test
    Just four days running and plenty of learning to do in Bahrain with less than a month to go before the Australian Grand Prix. Technical Director Nick Chester gives us the lowdown on the first test in Bahrain and explains how the team is shaping up ah…
    - 24 Feb 14, 4:33pm -
  • “We're Getting There” - Pastor Maldonado on the Bahrain Test
    Completing his first test for Lotus F1 Team, Pastor Maldonado shares his thoughts on his new team, the E22 and progress so far. Follow @Lotus_F1TeamHow was your day?We gained a lot more laps today and it was good for me to get time in the car. Ther…
    - 22 Feb 14, 4:42pm -
  • Romain Grosjean: The seat feels okay!
    It's certainly been a slow start to testing for Romain Grosjean as the E22 made its test debut at the Bahrain International Circuit with a two-day tally of 25 timed-laps as the team and power supply partners Renault Sport F1 try to hone the new regen…
    - 20 Feb 14, 5:41pm -
  • Romain Grosjean: “I'm ready to lead the way”
    Romain heads into his third season as race driver for Lotus F1 Team with the confidence and experience to lead the team to greater things.Follow @Lotus_F1TeamNew season, new rules and new cars; how much of a challenge do you see the coming months t…
    - 20 Feb 14, 3:21pm -
  • Pastor Maldonado: “I feel really good here”
    After three seasons in Formula 1, Pastor Maldonado comes to Lotus F1 Team with the objective of being one of the best and fighting for wins.Follow @Lotus_F1TeamHow excited are you about kicking off the new season with Lotus F1 Team?It's great to s…
    - 20 Feb 14, 3:20pm -

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