|Abu Dhabi Drama|
|Kimi is forced to retire during the first lap, whilst Romain narrowly misses a podium finish. Its bad luck all round in the Middle East.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix proved a tough challenge for Lotus yesterday when bad luck thwarted the team from the outset. Former F1® World Champion Kimi Raikkönen was excluded from qualifying as a result of an FIA penalty due to the failure of a floor deflection test. This meant that despite protestations from the team, Kimi was relegated to the back of the g...[Read more...]|
|Colourful and Chaotic, but a Trophy Nonetheless|
|Lotus F1® Team driver Romain Grosjean delivers yet another ace-wielding drive to celebrate a P3 finish, whilst Kimi's hopes of a top spot triumph are cut short due to tyre degradation in the final laps of an enthralling 2013 Indian GP
The Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi was the scene of a colourful yet chaotic Grand Prix race yesterday, as 11 F1® teams went to battle in the Indian capital. Lotus F1® driver Kimi Raikkönen started the race from P6 on the soft tyre compound before...[Read more...]|
|Taut, Tense and Terrific: Lotus Brings the Fight to Suzuka|
|• Heroic drives from both Lotus F1® Team drivers Romain Grosjean and team pal Kimi Raikkönen rattle competing teams amid a tough Japanese round of the Formula 1® World Championship challenge.|
The Lotus F1 Team brought the fight to Suzuka yesterday, which began with a stark demonstration that Lotus is the team to watch, a formidable opponent. Following a strong qualifying, Romain Grosjean began the 53-lap race from P4. As soon as the lights were out, Romain went on the offensive, stea...[Read more...]
|SeoulMates: The Lotus F1® Dream Team|
|Jubilation as the Korean GP sees both Lotus F1® Team drivers Kimi Raikkönen and Romain Grosjean storm to a double podium finish for our black and gold racing stars.
With echoes from both the Bahrain and German GP races, it was celebrations all round as a P2 and P3 finish for the Lotus F1® Team brought delight during the 14th round of the Formula 1® World Championship. The race, which took place in Korea, some 400km south of the Seoul capital had its fair share of thrills and spills wi...[Read more...]|
|A Melancholy March at Monza|
|Despite solid driving performances poor qualifying leads to a disappointing weekend for the Lotus F1® Team in Italy
The Italian GP at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza held little in the way of celebration for the Lotus F1® Team. In a race that never really got off the ground for a team more used to pole positions and podiums, both Kimi Raikkönen and Romain Grosjean were embroiled in a fight that would see them finish marginally better than they started, in this the 12th round of the 20...[Read more...]|
|TOUGH DAY ON TRACK, BUT RED BULL HOST FAN-TASTIC EVENT|
|SPIELBERG, Styria, Austria – Infiniti Red Bull Racing endured a tough first home race at Austria's Red Bull Ring as Sebastian Vettel was forced to retire from the race after 34 laps, while Daniel Ricciardo salvaged some pride by racing to eighth place at the Spielberg circuit to claim four points.
Sebastian's race went wrong almost from the start. After holding his starting 12th place on lap one, he suddenly slowed at the start of the second tour and reported a sudden loss of power. He...[Read more...]|
|SUCCESSIVE PODIUM FINISHES FOR DANIEL; VETTEL CRUELLY DENIED A GOOD RESULT|
|MONACO – Daniel Ricciardo recorded his second successive podium finish with a third place in Monaco, while Sebastian Vettel was cruelly denied a good result following a power unit problem that caused him to retire his RB10 in the early stages of the grand prix.
The race was won by Nico Rosberg, ending a four-race winning streak for Lewis Hamilton who trailed home behind his teammate in second position. He was pushed hard in the final laps by Daniel. A tense battle saw the Australian c...[Read more...]|
|AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE|
|MELBOURNE – Seb and Dan were the fourth and sixth fastest drivers during this afternoon's Practice 2 session here in Australia.
Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets. Nico Roseberg, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas, Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg completed the top 10.
First Practice Session: Position: 7, Best Time: 1:32.793, Laps: 10
Second Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:30.381, Laps: 35
'In a way it's a ...[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...]|
|Formula One - Spanish Grand Prix|
|Kimi Raikkonen bagged his second podium on the trot in Barcelona, charging hard to finish third behind first time grand prix winner Pastor Maldonado and, by just half a second, Fernando Alonso.
The Finn was disappointed not to finish on the top step, though, claiming that the Lotus E20 had the potential to have won every race this year so far. Nevertheless, he is now fourth in the Drivers' Championship, just 12 points behind leaders Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso.
Starting on the sec...[Read more...]|