|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...]|
|A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME (TECHNICAL CHANGES)|
|MILTON KEYNES, UK – New season, new rules, new cars – so what's new about that? Every year the technical regulations governing F1 are rewritten, and every year the cars produced to those regulations are different to the cars that have gone before – so why the hulabaloo about 2014?
Simply put, the changes between the 2013 and 2014 specifications are massive. It's not just a tweak to the regs; it's the start of an entirely new era. Of the thousands of parts that go into making a Formula ...[Read more...]|
|SEB'S GREAT EIGHT IN THE STATES|
|AUSTIN, Texas – A commanding drive to victory at the U.S. Grand Prix gave Sebastian Vettel his eighth win in a row this year and yet another Formula One record, the four-time smashing past Michael Schumacher's 2004 benchmark for consecutive wins in a single season.
Crossing the line and close to tears, Sebastian, who finished ahead of Lotus' Romain Grosjean and third-placed Mark Webber, saluted both the achievement and the team.
'We have to remember these days,' he said on the radio...[Read more...]|
|Vettel Masters Montreal|
|MONTREAL – Sebastian Vettel drove a superbly controlled race in Montreal to claim his first Canadian Grand Prix victory, finishing over 14 seconds clear of nearest challenger Fernando Alonso of Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton finished in third place for Mercedes, followed by Mark Webber.
The top step at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve has always eluded Sebastian and prior to this afternoon the closest he had come in four attempts was second place in 2011. That race was tinged with disappointment...[Read more...]|
|Monaco GP - Monaco misfortune again|
|Monaco, 26 May – It is ironic that while the streets of the Principality are swarming with beautiful Ferrari GT cars all week long, come Sunday, the single-seaters from the same factory seem to struggle to perform on the Monegasque street circuit. Fernando Alonso had a difficult time of it this afternoon to at least bring home a few precious points for seventh place, while Felipe Massa appeared to have a very similar accident to the one he had on Saturday morning and had to retire, fortunately w...[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...]|