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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

  • Can Renault close on F1's big three?
    Renault believe they can "close the gap" to F1's leading three teams in 2019, claiming developments for next season look "very promising".
    - 48 days ago 30 Dec 18, 7:00am -
  • Sainz, Stroll and Kimi to debut
    The post-season Abu Dhabi GP test looks set to comprise a mixture of F1 rookies and veterans of the 2018 campaign.
    - 88 days ago 20 Nov 18, 9:03am -
  • Ricciardo excited for fresh start
    Daniel Ricciardo is confident his bad luck will "dissolve" next season at Renault, but says a reliability-plagued 2018 had no bearing on his decision to leave Red Bull.
    - 93 days ago 15 Nov 18, 3:50pm -
  • Can stable Sainz be a star?
    Carlos Sainz believes he can reach his full potential at McLaren with the stability of his first long-term deal in F1.
    - 18 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • Grosjean disqualified from sixth
    Romain Grosjean has been disqualified from sixth place in the Italian GP after the floor on his Haas car was ruled illegal.
    - 2 Sep 18, 7:46pm -
  • Hulkenberg penalty for Alonso crash
    Nico Hulkenberg has been handed a 10-place grid penalty for the Italian GP after causing Fernando Alonso's spectacular airborne accident at Spa.
    - 26 Aug 18, 4:20pm -
  • Renault want Hamilton-Merc repeat
    Renault hope comparisons between their signing of Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton's move to Mercedes ultimately prove accurate, as they target their own chapter of F1 success with their incoming star recruit.
    - 25 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • Sainz reveals lengthy McLaren contact
    Carlos Sainz has revealed he was in contact with McLaren "for a year or two" prior to joining the team for 2019.
    - 23 Aug 18, 4:00pm -
  • 'Ricciardo had strong desire to leave'
    Zak Brown believes Renault-bound Daniel Ricciardo showed a "strong desire" to leave Red Bull, as the McLaren chief explained how they attempted to sign the Australian themselves.
    - 6 Aug 18, 1:50pm -
  • Brundle: Ricciardo move a risk
    Martin Brundle believes Daniel Ricciardo has taken a big risk by leaving Red Bull for Renault.
    - 3 Aug 18, 2:16pm -
  • Ricciardo quits Red Bull for Renault
    Daniel Ricciardo is to leave Red Bull at the end of the 2018 season for Renault.
    - 3 Aug 18, 11:07am -
  • Hulkenberg: Big three don't want me
    Nico Hulkenberg has told Sky F1 that he believes his opportunity to join one of F1's top three teams has passed, and says he wants to lead Renault to glory instead.
    - 27 Jul 18, 12:10pm -
  • Sainz's plans tied to Ricciardo
    Carlos Sainz says his 2019 plans will not start to develop until Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull future is resolved.
    - 26 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • Will Sainz stay at Renault?
    Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul says he is unable to renew Carlos Sainz's stay for 2019 until his "contractual situation" with Red Bull is resolved, but claims the French team have a "number of options" to replace him.
    - 24 Jul 18, 9:50am -
  • Renault: Right time for Red Bull split
    Renault believe their impending split from Red Bull is a "happy situation" for all concerned - although maintain their engine continues to hold an edge over Honda's.  
    - 20 Jun 18, 6:00pm -

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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