Lotus drivers back Parabolica changes

Lotus drivers back Parabolica changes

Lotus duo Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado have backed the decision to replace the gravel trap on the outside of Monza's famous Parabolica with a tarmac run-off area for this year's Italian Grand Prix. Read more…

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  1. Monday 1 September 2014

  2. Lotus drivers back Parabolica changes 13:42

    Lotus drivers back Parabolica changes

    Lotus duo Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado have backed the decision to replace the gravel trap on the outside of Monza's famous Parabolica with a tarmac...

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  3. Monday 25 August 2014

  4. Lotus still looking for 'pot of good luck' 17:22

    Lotus still looking for 'pot of good luck'

    Federico Gastaldi says that Lotus will "keep looking for that pot of good luck" after more misery in the Belgian Grand Prix. Pastor Maldonado and Romain...

    F1
  5. Friday 22 August 2014

  6. Maldonado given all clear after accident 16:52

    Maldonado given all clear after accident

    Pastor Maldonado has been given the all clear following his accident in Friday's second practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix. The Lotus driver...

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  7. Sunday 17 August 2014

  8. Grosjean aiming to show Lotus potential 09:00

    Grosjean aiming to show Lotus potential

    Romain Grosjean is sure that he can show the potential which has been seen from the Lotus E22 on occasion in 2014, as Formula 1 returns in Belgium next week...

    F1
  9. Monday 11 August 2014

  10. Formula 1 mid-season review: Lotus 07:00

    Formula 1 mid-season review: Lotus

    As the Formula 1 fraternity enjoys the summer break, GPUpdate.net takes the opportunity to analyse team and driver performances over the first 11 rounds of...

    F1
  11. Wednesday 23 July 2014

  12. Lotus already well into design of 2015 car 17:22

    Lotus already well into design of 2015 car

    Lotus Technical Director Nick Chester has confirmed the Enstone team is already "well into the design of next year's car" and that it looks "quite...

    F1
  13. Lotus: We want to keep Grosjean in 2015 11:07

    Lotus: We want to keep Grosjean in 2015

    Lotus Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi has said it is the outfit's "intention" to retain Romain Grosjean next season. Last weekend Lotus confirmed...

    F1
  14. Saturday 19 July 2014

  15. Lotus confirms Maldonado for 2015 season 21:53

    Lotus confirms Maldonado for 2015 season

    Lotus has confirmed that Pastor Maldonado will remain with the team for the 2015 campaign. The Venezuelan, who switched from Williams at the end of last...

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  16. Sunday 13 July 2014

  17. 05:03

    Video of the Day: Boeing meets Lotus F1

    F1
  18. Saturday 12 July 2014

  19. Gastaldi: Maldonado deserves some luck 10:00

    Gastaldi: Maldonado deserves some luck

    Lotus Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi has spoken out in support of Pastor Maldonado, arguing that the Venezuelan is due some "big-time luck" during...

    F1
  20. Friday 11 July 2014

  21. Lotus hopeful of 'good step' at Hockenheim 15:00

    Lotus hopeful of 'good step' at Hockenheim

    Lotus Technical Director Nick Chester is hopeful that the team will be able to make a sizeable step in the right direction at the upcoming German Grand...

    F1
  22. Thursday 10 July 2014

  23. Pic: 18-inch tyres would pose big challenge 09:43

    Pic: 18-inch tyres would pose big challenge

    Charles Pic says a future move to 18-inch tyres would cause a headache for teams and drivers. The Lotus third driver completed 14 laps with Pirelli's...

    F1
  24. Wednesday 9 July 2014

  25. Pirelli showcases 18-inch tyre concept 09:46

    Pirelli showcases 18-inch tyre concept

    Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has officially presented its experimental 18-inch wheel concept, to be tested by the Lotus team on the second and final day...

    F1
  26. Monday 7 July 2014

  27. Grosjean: We started too far down to score 17:25

    Grosjean: We started too far down to score

    Romain Grosjean reckons he could have scored points in the British Grand Prix if he had started a little higher up the grid. Grosjean, who lined up 11th,...

    F1
  28. Saturday 5 July 2014

  29. Maldonado excluded from qualifying over fuel breach 18:16

    Maldonado excluded from qualifying over fuel breach

    Pastor Maldonado has been excluded from the results of British Grand Prix qualifying for a fuel breach. The Lotus driver qualified 15th during Saturday...

    F1
  30. Thursday 3 July 2014

  31. Grosjean reluctant to blame Renault 16:53

    Grosjean reluctant to blame Renault

    Romain Grosjean says he is reluctant to point the finger at engine suppliers Renault despite the French driver encountering several problems so far in...

    F1
  32. Wednesday 2 July 2014

  33. Lotus F1 reserve Sørensen set for GP2 debut 14:15

    Lotus F1 reserve Sørensen set for GP2 debut

    Lotus F1 Team reserve driver Marco Sørensen will make his debut in GP2 this weekend at Silverstone after signing a deal with MP Motorsport. Sørensen, who...

    GP2
  34. Saturday 28 June 2014

  35. Lotus duo optimistic heading to Silverstone 14:00

    Lotus duo optimistic heading to Silverstone

    Lotus team-mates Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado are approaching the British Grand Prix in a confident frame of mind, with both drivers predicting that...

    F1
  36. Tuesday 24 June 2014

  37. 14:55

    Video: Lotus F1 lap it up in London

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  38. Sunday 22 June 2014

  39. Grosjean to start from pit lane after changes 12:24

    Grosjean to start from pit lane after changes

    Lotus driver Romain Grosjean will start Sunday afternoon's Austrian Grand Prix from the pit lane after the team chose to make a selection of set-up changes...

    F1
  40. Sunday 15 June 2014

  41. Maldonado: Lotus capable of regular points 09:50

    Maldonado: Lotus capable of regular points

    Pastor Maldonado says Lotus is capable of scoring regular points if it overcomes its reliability issues. At the recent Canadian Grand Prix, Maldonado...

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  42. Saturday 14 June 2014

  43. Grosjean expects better Austria showing 10:01

    Grosjean expects better Austria showing

    Romain Grosjean expects his Lotus team to deliver a stronger performance at the Austrian Grand Prix. The Frenchman and team-mate Pastor Maldonado...

    F1
  44. Thursday 12 June 2014

  45. 11:03

    Video: Top Gear's Stig raids Lotus F1 team

    F1
  46. Wednesday 11 June 2014

  47. Maldonado 'surprised' by Montreal pace 08:00

    Maldonado 'surprised' by Montreal pace

    Pastor Maldonado has said he was actually quite surprised by the excellent pace of the Lotus E22 during the Canadian Grand Prix last weekend. Maldonado...

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  48. Sunday 8 June 2014

  49. Grosjean optimistic over Lotus improvements 09:00

    Grosjean optimistic over Lotus improvements

    Romain Grosjean says Lotus' improvements give him reason to be optimistic ahead of Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles...

    F1
  50. Saturday 7 June 2014

  51. Maldonado reprimanded after qualifying 20:29

    Maldonado reprimanded after qualifying

    Pastor Maldonado has been reprimanded by the stewards for failing to leave his steering wheel attached to his car after stopping out on track during...

    F1
  52. Thursday 5 June 2014

  53. Interview with Lotus' Nick Chester 07:00

    Interview with Lotus' Nick Chester

    Lotus F1 Team Technical Director Nick Chester looks ahead to this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix... Nick, will Canada suit the E22? It's probably...

    F1
  54. Lotus still investigating fuel pump issue 06:00

    Lotus still investigating fuel pump issue

    Lotus F1 Team Technical Director Nick Chester has confirmed the Enstone-based team is still investigating the fuel pump problem that prevented Pastor...

    F1
  55. Wednesday 4 June 2014

  56. Interview with Lotus' Federico Gastaldi 15:55

    Interview with Lotus' Federico Gastaldi

    Lotus F1 Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi looks back on Monaco and addresses the topics of the moment in the countdown to this weekend's Canadian...

    F1
  57. 'Formula 1 needs solid business model' 15:14

    'Formula 1 needs solid business model'

    Formula 1 needs to produce a 'solid business model for the future' or else the sport could find itself with only four teams, Lotus Deputy Team Principal...

    F1
  58. Tuesday 27 May 2014

  59. Leimer: Formula 1 'needs to happen soon' 18:12

    Leimer: Formula 1 'needs to happen soon'

    Fabio Leimer has said his dream is still to race in Formula 1, although he concedes if he is going to do it, it will have to happen sooner rather than later...

    F1
  60. Interview with Leimer after Formula 1 test 17:45

    Interview with Leimer after Formula 1 test

    Fabio Leimer reflects on his Formula 1 test at Paul Ricard, where he completed 78 laps in the 2012 Lotus F1 Team car... Fabio, how did you find the...

    F1
  61. Leimer completes F1 test at Paul Ricard 16:54

    Leimer completes F1 test at Paul Ricard

    Reigning GP2 Series Champion Fabio Leimer tested a 2012 Lotus Formula 1 car at the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France on Tuesday. The...

    F1
  62. Lotus: Monaco performance unacceptable 08:30

    Lotus: Monaco performance unacceptable

    Lotus F1 Trackside Operations Director Alan Permane has said the Enstone team will work hard now for Canada in a bid to 'correct the issues' seen in Monaco...

    F1
  63. Sunday 25 May 2014

  64. Maldonado hoping for clean start 07:00

    Maldonado hoping for clean start

    Pastor Maldonado says he will try and get a clean start at the Monaco Grand Prix as he bids to finish the race for the first time - and score his maiden...

    F1
  65. Tuesday 20 May 2014

  66. Lotus: Rival teams interested in Grosjean 12:04

    Lotus: Rival teams interested in Grosjean

    Lotus team owner Gérard Lopez has admitted that he has a fight on his hands to keep Romain Grosjean at the team next season, with a number of rival outfits...

    F1
  67. Monday 19 May 2014

  68. Lotus to use new fuel mixture in Monaco 12:28

    Lotus to use new fuel mixture in Monaco

    Lotus has revealed that it will run with new fuel from supplier Total at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. As Formula 1 teams and their partners continue...

    F1
  69. Saturday 17 May 2014

  70. Grosjean unsure of Lotus potential at Monaco 15:00

    Grosjean unsure of Lotus potential at Monaco

    Romain Grosjean says that he is unsure how next weekend's Monaco Grand Prix will suit the characteristics of his Lotus E22, as he bids to score points at...

    F1
  71. Friday 16 May 2014

  72. Lotus targets top three championship finish 07:00

    Lotus targets top three championship finish

    Lotus has set its sights on a top three finish in the 2014 Formula 1 championship, having bounced back from a dismal start to the campaign which saw the...

    F1
  73. Thursday 15 May 2014

  74. Saxo Bank to get increased Lotus branding 15:38

    Saxo Bank to get increased Lotus branding

    Saxo Bank will be given increased branding on Lotus's cars at next weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. The Danish company has had limited on-track exposure...

    F1
  75. Maldonado: Barcelona our first normal test 09:21

    Maldonado: Barcelona our first normal test

    Pastor Maldonado felt positive about Lotus's progress after experiencing his "first normal test" of 2014. After test driver Charles Pic racked up 70 laps...

    F1
  76. Wednesday 14 May 2014

  77. Maldonado ends Barcelona test on top 17:03

    Maldonado ends Barcelona test on top

    Pastor Maldonado led the way as the post-Spanish Grand Prix test came to an end on Wednesday. The Lotus driver's 1:24.871 on Super Soft tyres put him...

    F1
  78. Maldonado quickest on final morning of test 12:10

    Maldonado quickest on final morning of test

    Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado set the standard on the final morning of running at the second in-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The...

    F1
  79. Monday 12 May 2014

  80. Pic to get first Lotus outing at Barcelona test 13:24

    Pic to get first Lotus outing at Barcelona test

    Charles Pic will get his first outing for new team Lotus at this week's post-Spanish Grand Prix test. The Frenchman, who signed as the Enstone-based...

    F1
  81. Grosjean: Good to finally get a reward 09:18

    Grosjean: Good to finally get a reward

    Romain Grosjean hinted at a sense of relief after scoring his and Lotus's first points of the season in the Spanish Grand Prix. After an impressive top...

    F1
  82. Saturday 10 May 2014

  83. Grosjean hopeful of scoring first Lotus points 16:01

    Grosjean hopeful of scoring first Lotus points

    Romain Grosjean is aiming to score Lotus's first points of the 2014 season after his impressive Spanish Grand Prix qualifying performance. While...

    F1
  84. Wednesday 7 May 2014

  85. Maldonado doesn't regret moving to Lotus F1 10:15

    Maldonado doesn't regret moving to Lotus F1

    Pastor Maldonado has insisted he has no regrets about moving to Lotus for the 2014 Formula 1 season, despite a bitterly disappointing start. Lotus have...

    F1
  86. Monday 5 May 2014

  87. Gastaldi: Lotus E22 is a great car waiting to come out 09:00

    Gastaldi: Lotus E22 is a great car waiting to come out

    Lotus Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi maintains that the E22 can be a 'great car' once the team can exploit its potential. Lotus has yet to score...

    F1
  88. Saturday 3 May 2014

  89. Interview with Lotus F1's Romain Grosjean 11:30

    Interview with Lotus F1's Romain Grosjean

    Lotus pilot Romain Grosjean previews the Spanish Grand Prix, the first European event of the 2014 Formula 1 season... Romain, is it a case of glass...

    F1
  90. Grosjean: There is more to come in Spain 10:30

    Grosjean: There is more to come in Spain

    Romain Grosjean believes the Lotus F1 Team will show further improvement at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya next week. Grosjean suffered his second...

    F1
  91. Friday 2 May 2014

  92. Maldonado: Top five possible in Barcelona 17:36

    Maldonado: Top five possible in Barcelona

    Pastor Maldonado believes he will be able to get a top-five finish in the Spanish Grand Prix next weekend, providing everything goes well and providing he...

    F1
  93. Interview with Lotus F1's Pastor Maldonado 17:09

    Interview with Lotus F1's Pastor Maldonado

    Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado looks ahead to the Spanish Grand Prix, the fifth round in the 2014 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Pastor, what did you...

    F1
  94. Sunday 20 April 2014

  95. Gearbox problem prevents first Lotus points 11:27

    Gearbox problem prevents first Lotus points

    Romain Grosjean was left frustrated after a gearbox problem with his Lotus E22 forced him into retirement at the Chinese Grand Prix, costing the French...

    F1
  96. Saturday 19 April 2014

  97. Grosjean hoped for even higher grid slot 09:43

    Grosjean hoped for even higher grid slot

    Romain Grosjean says he had hoped for even more than his 10th place result in Saturday's qualifying session for the Chinese Grand Prix. The Lotus driver,...

    F1
  98. Friday 18 April 2014

  99. 09:16

    Video: Maldonado crashes at Shanghai

    F1
  100. Friday 11 April 2014

  101. Maldonado, Gutiérrez move on from collision 14:05

    Maldonado, Gutiérrez move on from collision

    Pastor Maldonado says he has smoothed things over with Esteban Gutiérrez after their clash in Bahrain. The Lotus driver, who had just departed the pit...

    F1
  102. Lotus: Our first step is to score points 13:52

    Lotus: Our first step is to score points

    Lotus says its primary goal at present is to record a maiden points haul with the E22 chassis. The Enstone-based team, alone in skipping the first...

    F1
  103. Sunday 6 April 2014

  104. Gutiérrez given all clear after Maldonado clash 20:24

    Gutiérrez given all clear after Maldonado clash

    Esteban Gutiérrez has been given the all clear by doctors after his Turn 1 collision with Pastor Maldonado during the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Sauber...

    F1
  105. Maldonado gets five-place grid drop for China 18:27

    Maldonado gets five-place grid drop for China

    Pastor Maldonado has been given a five-place grid penalty for the Chinese Grand Prix after his clash with Esteban Gutiérrez in Bahrain. Fresh from...

    F1
  106. Saturday 5 April 2014

  107. Stewards penalise Sutil for Grosjean clash 19:22

    Stewards penalise Sutil for Grosjean clash

    Adrian Sutil has been sent to the back of the Bahrain Grand Prix grid after his incident with Romain Grosjean in qualifying. Sauber driver Sutil tangled...

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