|Formula One - Monaco GP Race Report|
|The Lotus F1 Team came away disappointed from Monaco on Sunday after securing just two world championship points courtesy of a ninth place finish for Kimi Raikkönen , despite an encouraging qualifying session on Saturday.
Although Raikkönen struggled to get his tyres up to temperature on his way to eighth on the grid, team-mate Romain Grosjean finished the session in fifth, before being promoted to fourth when Mercedes' Michael Schumacher took a five-place grid penalty. It was all over for t...[Read more...]|
|Double podiums for both the Lotus F1 and GP2 teams|
|FORMULA ONE – BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX
'#Wheresmypodium' tweeted the Lotus F1 Team throughout the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend. Having come close in each of the opening rounds, the obvious pace of the Lotus E20 and the unquestionable skills of Kimi Raikkonen and young hotshoe Romain Grosjean, it was only a matter of time. Finally, in the Middle East, it came together.
It was the first time two Lotus drivers have been on the F1 podium together since Carlos Reutemann and Mario Andretti follow...[Read more...]|
|An Era of Perspective|
|Everyone loves a champion. At least that is the saying. But it isn't necessarily true. Instead, everyone loves their champion. When another proves to be equal or stronger, then all reason slips through the window when judging skill.
The lamentations would resume in earnest following the dominant performance at Spa by Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull. Suddenly, there was this feeling of resignation, of needing to face reality. Just when it seemed there would be a titanic battle between Ve...[Read more...]|
|2013 CHINESE GRAND PRIX: FOURTH PLACE FOR SEB, DISAPPOINTMENT FOR MARK|
|Sebastian Vettel claimed a battling fourth place in Shanghai in a tactical battle that saw the champion use a different strategy to those cars ahead of him on the Chinese Grand Prix grid.
Seb began the race in ninth place, on the medium tire and hoping to maximize its durability against the soft tires of the seven rivals at the front of the grid. The champion was competitive throughout but was eventually passed for P1 by Fernando Alonso on a fresh set of medium tires that would see the Ferrar...[Read more...]|
|MALAYSIAN GP – FELIPE FIGHTS BACK TO FIFTH, FERNANDO'S UNLUCKY 200TH|
|Felipe Massa fought back strongly after slipping down the order from his front row start position, to bring home valuable points for fifth place. Fernando Alonso's 200th Grand Prix is not one he will care to remember, as it lasted only just over a lap, before ending in the gravel. Sebastian Vettel headed home a Red Bull Racing one-two ahead of Mark Webber. Completing the podium was Lewis Hamilton for Mercedes.
Inevitably here in Sepang, the rain appeared minutes before the cars were due to le...[Read more...]|
|Formula One: British Grand Prix|
|Lotus showed strong pace once again during the team's home race at Silverstone, but difficulties on Saturday ultimately kept them off the podium.
While the sun came out on Sunday, Friday and Saturday's running was wet and slippery. During qualifying, Romain Grosjean set the fifth fastest Q2 time but then beached his Lotus E20 in the gravel, meaning he was unable to compete in Q3. He started the grand prix ninth, benefiting from Nico Hulkenberg's five place gearbox-change penalty. Kimi was abl...[Read more...]|
|European GP - Alonso, the homecoming hero|
|Picture the tableau: Fernando Alonso parks his F2012 in the middle of the track opposite a grandstand packed with deliriously happy fans, all chanting his name as he lays out the Spanish flag on the ground. It's an image that will pass into racing history and came after the Scuderia Ferrari driver delivered a bravura performance to win the European Grand Prix in Valencia. Not only does it make him the only man to have won two races out of the eight held so far this year, it also gives him a comm...[Read more...]|