F1 News: Barcelona Test Day 3 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoLet’s Go Round Again – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Three
Saturday 21st February

Pastor Maldonado returned to the wheel of the Lotus F1 Team E23 Hybrid for the third day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, setting the day’s fastest lap whilst he accomplished an extensive programme. Pastor’s quickest lap was a 1min 24.348secs, completed during the course of his 104 laps, comprising of various aero, tyre and performance simulations. Read more of this post

F1 News: Barcelona Test Day 2 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoFor the First Time – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day Two
Friday 20th February

Jolyon Palmer had his first taste of the Lotus F1 Team E23 Hybrid in his role as Third and Reserve Driver today. Over the course of 77 laps at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Jolyon ran through a programme of tyre and aero assessments, setting a best lap of 1min 26.280secs. Read more of this post

F1 News: Barcelona Test Day 1 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoCould It Be Magic – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day One
Thursday 19th February

Lotus F1 Team topped the times on the first day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Pastor Maldonado setting a fastest time of 1min 25.011secs during the course of completing 69 laps at the track. Read more of this post

F1 News: Saxo Bank extends Lotus F1 Team partnership

Lotus LogoSaxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, today announces that it is extending its partnership with Lotus F1 Team. As part of the partnership package, Saxo Bank’s logo will be placed on the inner side of the rear wing of the iconic black and gold Lotus F1 Team car, the E23 Hybrid, as well as on the engine cover for the season opening Australian Grand Prix on March 13-15. Read more of this post

F1 News: Jerez Test D4 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoLotus F1 Team concluded its first pre-season test at the Circuito de Jerez with Romain Grosjean getting his first taste of the E23 Hybrid. Over the course of 53 laps, Romain set a best lap of 1min 23.802secs. The team continued with its installation and functionality checks as well as initial performance assessments. The team stopped running early after Power Unit running data showed that a problem was developing. Read more of this post

F1 News: Jerez Test D3 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoLotus F1 Team enjoyed a productive day of testing at the Circuito de Jerez with Pastor Maldonado completing 96 laps, setting a best time of 1min 22.713secs. The team continued with installation and functionality checks with the E23 Hybrid as well as initial performance assessments. Romain Grosjean will get his first taste of the E23 tomorrow. Read more of this post

F1 News: Jerez Test D2 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoLotus F1 Team’s 2015 challenger, the E23 Hybrid, took to the track for the first time today, completing its first shakedown lap followed by installation and functionality checks. Pastor Maldonado completed the car’s first day of running and will remain in the car for tomorrow’s programme. Read more of this post

F1 News: Jerez Test D1 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoLotus F1 Team’s 2015 challenger, the E23 Hybrid, arrived in Jerez today after firing-up for the first time at the team’s Enstone base on Saturday January 31. The car is now undergoing its build programme overnight and through Monday, with the first significant running expected for Tuesday February 3. Read more of this post

F1 News: Pleased To Meet You – 2015 E23 Hybrid First Look

Lotus LogoPleased To Meet You – 2015 E23 Hybrid First Look
Monday 26th January

Lotus F1 Team is proud to present its 2015 challenger; the E23 Hybrid.

Matthew Carter, Lotus F1 Team CEO:
“The E23 Hybrid represents a new era for Lotus F1 Team, not only in the change to a Mercedes Benz Power Unit, but also it is the fruition of a busy winter behind the scenes. Improvements within our Design, Aero and Simulation departments have all contributed to the development of a car which is a huge step forward. As a team Read more of this post

F1 News: Jolyon Palmer announced as Lotus F1 Team Third Driver for 2015

Lotus LogoTuesday 20th January

Reigning GP2 Series Champion Jolyon Palmer today joined Lotus F1 Team as Third Driver for the 2015 season.

Jolyon will attend all Grands Prix and Formula 1 tests throughout 2015 for Lotus F1 Team, including driving in a significant number of Free Practice 1 sessions, as well as contributing to the car’s testing and development during the season. Jolyon will also fulfil the role of Reserve Driver. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Abu Dhabi Test, Day 2 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoThe End – Abu Dhabi Test, Day Two
Wednesday 26th November

Esteban Ocon and Alex Lynn completed the final day of running for Lotus F1 Team for 2014 at Yas Marina Circuit today. Esteban drove in the morning session, completing 34 laps with a best time of 1min 47.013secs. Alex drove in the afternoon session, completing 52 laps with a best time of 1min 46.168secs. Both drivers ran through aero and tyre assessment programmes rather than gunning for outright times. Today was the final occasion that Lotus F1 Team Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Abu Dhabi Test, Day 1 – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoSeveral Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict – Abu Dhabi Test, Day One
Tuesday 25th November

Charles Pic opened the first day of the Abu Dhabi test for Lotus F1 Team by completing 89 laps during the course of aerodynamic assessments and tyre evaluations at Yas Marina Circuit. Charles conducted comparisons between Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Abu Dhabi GP Race – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoDisco Inferno – 2014 Abu Dhabi GP, Sunday
Sunday 23rd November

Romain Grosjean completed the final race lap for the Lotus F1 Team E22 by finishing in thirteenth position in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, whilst Pastor Maldonado had to park his car early after flames from the rear of his E22 indicated his race was over on lap 26. Both drivers showed good race pace, with Pastor running strongly before his race demise and Romain fighting back from grid and drive-through penalties. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoThe Final Countdown – 2014 Abu Dhabi GP, Saturday
Saturday 22nd November

Lotus F1 Team completed the final qualifying session of the 2014 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season with Romain Grosjean sixteenth fastest and Pastor Maldonado eighteenth at Yas Marina for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Romain was the driver closest to breaking into the Q2 session, but will start from the back of the grid with an additional drive-through penalty for tomorrow’s race. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 Abu Dhabi GP Practice – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoThree Of A Perfect Pair – 2014 Abu Dhabi GP, Friday
Friday 21st November

Romain Grosjean, Pastor Maldonado and Esteban Ocon completed a total of 133 laps on the opening day of practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina. Lotus F1 Team Junior driver Esteban drove Romain’s car in the daytime FP1 session whilst Romain returned to partner Pastor in the evening FP2 session. Both cars ran reliably throughout today. Read more of this post

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