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2014 Lotus E22 news, pictures, specifications, and information

Technical Director Nick Chester gives the lowdown on the E22

As Enstone gets up to full speed once more following the festive season, Technical Director Nick Chester gives an insight into development of the E22.
How is Enstone placed heading into the 2014 season?

Our E22 development programme has been ongoing for over two years and it has been illuminating watching it grow. The backbone of Enstone is strong and we are relishing the challenge of the new season ahead.

How is progress wîth the E22?
From our perspective the figures look promising and development has been positive. That said, we are very much working wîth very little idea of what the other teams are doing. This is the first year of radically different regulations which means that all teams are developing their cars along potentially quite different avenues. It's fascinating for us engineers and I hope it is fascinating for the fans too. We think we have a very good solution to the challenge and hopefully this will be seen when the E22 turns its wheels in anger.

Although the regulations are different, are there good lessons which can be carried over from the E21?

Yes, and I think we can still reflect on what a good car the E21 was as it finished the season still lòòking particularly competitive, and it was the only car able to get close to the Red Bull. There are certain concepts from the E21 which are still valid for the E22, but in particular our development methodology and synchronisation wîth our various simulations is especially relevant and promising.

How close is the E22 to completion?


We've made very good progress wîth the various homologation tests which took place before Christmas including chassis squeeze and side impact loading tests as well as the rear crash structure, meaning we just have the nose test to complete the car's homologation. We've undertaken chassis fits for Romain and Pastor. Certainly, our partners who have seen the car have reported themselves to be very impressed wîth the layout and various solutions to the new technical challenges.

When are we likely to see the E22?

We're going to keep our car under wraps a little longer than some other teams. We've decided that attending the Jerez test isn't ideal for our build and development programme. We are likely to unveil the car before attending the Bahrain tests, and in Bahrain we should really be able to put the car through its paces in representative conditions.

Source - Lotus

'The Formula for Success' with Microsoft Dynamics

In Formula 1, milliseconds count and teams like ours need to look for every advantage we can find. In our quest to win the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, we set out to transform the way they work together wîth Microsoft Dynamics, in order to help design and manufacture our performance race cars.
During this live conversation, you'll hear directly from us and Microsoft Dynamics about our combined formula for success.

Learn why and how:•Real-Time Accurate Information helps our management team make better decisions that save time and cut costs.
•Cross-Department Communication and Change Management Visibility has reduced manufacturing waste by eliminating the production of parts that don't map to the most current versions.
•Integration wîth HR helps us understand skill sets and location of employees so we can quickly deploy the right people to the job.
•Process Improvements contribute to how our team continues to build our racing edge in a fiercely competitive environment.

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2014 Formula One Season
PosTeamConstructorChassisDriversPoints
 Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrariF14 T Spain Fernando Alonso
Finland Kimi-Matias Raikkonen 
 Vodafone McLaren MercedesMcLaren
MP4-29 
United Kingdom Jenson Alexander Lyons Button
Denmark Kevin Magnussen 
 Force India Formula One TeamForce India
VJM07 
Germany Nicolas 'Nico' Hulkenberg
Mexico Sergio Pérez Mendoza 
 WilliamsF1 TeamWilliams
FW36 
Finland Valtteri Bottas
Brazil Felipe Massa 
 SauberSauber
C33 
Esteban Gutiérrez
Germany Adrian Sutil 
 Scuderia Toro RossoScuderia Toro Rosso
STR9 
Russia Daniil Kvyat
France Jean-Eric Vergne 
 Red Bull RacingRed Bull
RB10 
Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Germany Sebastian Vettel 
 Caterham F1 TeamCaterham
CT05 
Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Germany Andre Lotterer
United Kingdom William Stevens 
 Mercedes GP Petronas F1 TeamMercedes-Benz
W05 
United Kingdom Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Germany Nico Erik Rosberg 
 Team LotusLotus
E22 
France Romain Grosjean
Venezuela Pastor Rafael Maldonado Motta 
 Marussia Virgin RacingFerrari
F14 T 
France Jules Bianchi
United Kingdom Max Chilton 

2014 Season Review
RaceCircuitDateWinning DriverConstructor
 Australian Grand Prix Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix CircuitMar 2014  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian Grand Prix SepangMar 2014  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International CircuitApr 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Chinese Grand Prix Chinese Grand Prix ShanghaiApr 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Spanish Grand Prix Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de CatalunyaMay 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Grand Prix MonacoMay 2014  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Canadian Grand Prix Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles VilleneuveJun 2014  Daniel RicciardoRed Bull 
 Austrian Grand Prix Austrian Grand Prix SpielbergJun 2014  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 British Grand Prix British Grand Prix SilverstoneJul 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 German Grand Prix German Grand Prix HockenheimringJul 2014  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungarian Grand Prix HungaroringJul 2014  Daniel RicciardoRed Bull 
 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps,Spa,BelgiumAug 2014  Daniel RicciardoRed Bull 
 Italian Grand Prix Italian Grand Prix MonzaSep 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Grand Prix Marina BaySep 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Japanese Grand Prix Japanese Grand Prix SuzukaOct 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Russian Grand Prix Russian Grand Prix Sochi International Street Circuit, SochiOct 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 United States Grand Prix United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TexasNov 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazilian Grand Prix Autódromo José Carlos Pace, InterlagosNov 2014  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas MarinaNov 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 

Formula One World Drivers' Champions
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1952 A. Ascari
1953 A. Ascari
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1956 J. Fangio
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1958 M. Hawthorn
1959 S. Brabham
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1963 J. Clark, Jr.
1964 J. Surtees
1965 J. Clark, Jr.
1966 S. Brabham
1967 D. Hulme
1968 N. Hill
1969 S. Stewart
1970 K. Rindt
1971 S. Stewart
1972 E. Fittipaldi
1973 S. Stewart
1974 E. Fittipaldi
1975 A. Lauda
1976 J. Hunt
1977 A. Lauda
1978 M. Andretti
1979 J. Scheckter
1980 A. Jones
1981 N. Piquet
1982 K. Rosberg
1983 N. Piquet
1984 A. Lauda
1985 A. Prost
1986 A. Prost
1987 N. Piquet
1988 A. Senna
1989 A. Prost
1990 A. Senna
1991 A. Senna
1992 N. Mansell
1993 A. Prost
1994 M. Schumacher
1995 M. Schumacher
1996 D. Hill
1997 J. Villeneuve
1998 M. Hakkinen
1999 M. Hakkinen
2000 M. Schumacher
2001 M. Schumacher
2002 M. Schumacher
2003 M. Schumacher
2004 M. Schumacher
2005 F. Alonso
2006 F. Alonso
2007 K. Raikkonen
2008 L. Hamilton
2009 J. Button
2010 S. Vettel
2011 S. Vettel
2012 S. Vettel
2013 S. Vettel
2014 L. Hamilton
2015 L. Hamilton
2016 N. Rosberg

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