F1 News: 2015 Malaysian GP Race – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoSpinning Around – 2015 Malaysian GP, Sunday
Sunday 29th March

Romain Grosjean finished just shy of the points whilst Pastor Maldonado had to retire from a promising but ultimately rather frustrating Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit. Romain ran as high as third during the race, but later traffic and an induced 360° spin meant a P11 finish. Pastor suffered from a first lap puncture then had to retire nine laps from the chequered flag due Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Malaysian GP Qualifying – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoHot Stuff – 2015 Malaysian GP, Saturday
Saturday 28th March

Romain Grosjean qualified eighth and Pastor Maldonado twelfth after a rain-affected qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit. Both cars progressed easily through a dry Q1 session, however rain fell early in Q2. Romain was able to post a strong time in the dry aspect of the second session; Pastor, unfortunately Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Malaysian GP Practice – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoHot Stuff – 2015 Malaysian GP, Friday
Friday 27th March

Lotus F1 Team opened-up strongly but experienced a modicum of frustration in the first day of running for the Malaysian Grand Prix. In hot and humid conditions at the Sepang International Circuit, Romain Grosjean was the fourth fastest car in the morning session, but suffered from a loss of power in the afternoon, while Pastor Maldonado Read more of this post

F1 News: Adderly Fong joins Lotus F1 Team as Development Driver

Lotus LogoLotus F1 Team is pleased to announce Adderly Fong as a Development Driver for 2015. Adderly will undergo a driver development programme as well as contributing to the team’s simulator work for enhancing and improving the E23 Hybrid. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Malaysian GP Preview – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoMALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW
27/28/29 MARCH 2015
SEPANG

FEDERICO GASTALDI
LOOKING AHEAD
Lotus F1 Team’s Deputy Team Principal, Federico Gastaldi, looks to the Malaysian Grand Prix.

How important a race is the Malaysian Grand Prix?
It’s amazing to think we’ll be racing in Sepang for the seventeenth time this year! Malaysia’s an interesting Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Race – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoUnbelievable – 2015 Australian GP, Sunday
Sunday 15th March

The cruel hand of fate dealt a bitter blow for Lotus F1 Team at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix with both cars out of the race by the end of the first lap. Pastor Maldonado was pitched into a spin from behind, resulting in his car hitting the barriers, whilst Romain Grosjean suffered from a loss of power, and retired at the end of the first lap. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Qualifying – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoBy My Side – 2015 Australian GP, Saturday
Saturday 14th March

Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado will start tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix from top ten grid positions after today’s qualifying for the first race of the season at Albert Park. Melbourne’s notoriously fickle weather meant rapidly cooling ambient and track temperatures over the course of the three qualifying sessions, which saw Romain Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Practice – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoLove at First Feel – 2015 Australian GP, Friday
Friday 13th March

Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado commenced the start of the 2015 FIA Formula 1 World Championship firmly in the top ten after a strong start to the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park. Pastor ended the day as the eighth fastest driver whilst Romain was ninth quickest. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Preview – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus Logo2015 Australian Grand Prix, Preview
Friday 6th March

Lotus F1 Team previews the opening race weekend of the 2015 Formula 1 season. Drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado share their thoughts on the challenges of the Australian Grand Prix, while Technical Director Nick Chester and Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi give the latest on the team and on the E23 Hybrid. Read more of this post

F1 News: Barcelona T2 Day 4 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoProspekt’s March – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Four
Sunday 1st March

Lotus F1 Team ended the final day of pre-season testing early after a systems issue compromised Pastor Maldonado’s braking into turn four resulting in him making contact with the barriers. Pastor had previously completed 36 laps, mainly of aero and comparison work. With the E23 Hybrid requiring a reasonable amount of Read more of this post

F1 News: Barcelona T2 Day 3 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoOne More Day – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Three
Saturday 28th February

Romain Grosjean drove for his final day of pre-season testing today, completing 116 laps in the E23 Hybrid at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Romain ran a comprehensive programme including a race simulation, clocking a best lap time of 1min 24.200secs. Read more of this post

F1 News: Barcelona T2 Day 2 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoStar Trekkin’ – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Two
Friday 27th February

Pastor Maldonado completed a tally of 140 laps – more than 650km or the distance of two Grands Prix – as he resumed test duties in the E23 Hybrid at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today. Pastor ran an extensive programme including a race simulation, clocking a best lap time of 1min 26.705secs. Read more of this post

F1 News: Barcelona T2 Day 1 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoSuspension Without Suspense – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day One
Thursday 26th February

Romain Grosjean resumed test duties in the E23 Hybrid for the first day of the second pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Romain completed 75 laps over the course of a programme of set-up evaluations and performance simulations, in particular evaluating a new front suspension geometry. Romain’s best lap was a 1min Read more of this post

F1 News: Carmen Jordá announced as Lotus F1 Team Development Driver for 2015

Lotus LogoCarmen Jordá announced as Lotus F1 Team Development Driver for 2015
Thursday 26th February

Carmen Jordá today joined Lotus F1 Team as a Development Driver for the 2015 season. Carmen will attend Grands Prix and Formula 1 tests throughout 2015 for Lotus F1 Team as well as undergoing a significant simulator programme at the team’s base in Enstone. Carmen will drive the E23 Hybrid on track during the course of 2015. Read more of this post

F1 News: Barcelona Test Day 4 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoLove On Top – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Four
Sunday 22nd February

Romain Grosjean returned to the wheel of the Lotus F1 Team E23 Hybrid to top the times for the fourth day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Romain completed 111 laps over the course of a programme of set-up evaluations and performance simulations. The day was characterised by clear skies and sunshine, however conditions were windy. Romain’s best lap time of 1min 24.067secs was the fastest of the test. Read more of this post

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