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Lotus F1 Team

 

 

In December 2010 Group Lotus plc and Genii Capital announced a partnership that would see the Renault F1 Team renamed as ‘Lotus Renault GP’ from the start of the 2011 racing season onwards. From the start of the 2012 season the team was renamed Lotus F1 Team.

In the F1 press section of this website you will find more information about the events during the F1 season.

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2015 Season

Drivers 2015 Formula One season:

  • Romain Grosjean (17 April 1986) - for information, please see 2014 season
  • Pastor Maldonado (9 March 1985) - for information, please see 2014 season

Car: Lotus-Mercedes E23, more information here

 

2014 Season

Drivers 2014 Formula One season:

Romain Grosjean (17 April 1986)

 

Romain made a return to Formula 1 with Lotus F1 Team in 2012 having previously contested the final seven Grands Prix of 2009 for the Enstone outfit [at the time known as Renault F1 Team]. Prior to that, the Frenchman had secured the 2007 Formula Three Euroseries championship and won the inaugural GP2 Asia Series championship in 2008.

After his 2009 Formula 1 foray, Romain contested the inaugural FIA GT1 World Championship in 2010, winning the opening race of the season whilst also competing in his first Le Mans 24 Hours. It wasn’t long before he returned to single seaters, with partial campaigns in the Auto GP and GP2 Series championships that same year before taking both the GP2 Asia Series and GP2 Series championship titles in 2011.

Key Details:

Date of Birth: 17 April 1986

Place of Birth: Geneva, Switzerland

Nationality: French

Official Website: http://www.romaingrosjean.com/

Official Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/RGrosjean

Official Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/grosjeanromain
 

Pastor Maldonado (9 March 1985)

 

Pastor brings with him a wealth of experience, and plenty of podium achievements following his success with his former Formula 1 team in 2012. Despite a tricky year in 2013, the career and accolades of the Venezuelan driver speak for themselves and the future looks very positive indeed.

Key Details

Date of Birth: 9th March 1985

Age: 28

Place of Birth: Maracay, Venezuela

Nationality: Venezuelan

Official Website: http://www.pastormaldonado.com/

Official Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/pastormaldo

Official Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/PastorMaldonadoOficial
 

 

2013 Season

Drivers 2013 Formula One season:

Kimi Räikkönen (17 October 1979)

Räikkönen entered Formula One as a regular driver for Sauber-Petronas in 2001. In 2002 he switched to McLaren Mercedes and became a title contender by finishing runner-up in the 2003 (Schumacher) and 2005 (Alonso) championships. Räikkönen's 2003 and 2005 seasons were plagued by severe unreliability from his McLaren cars.

Räikkönen switched to Ferrari in 2007 where he secured his first Formula One World Drivers' Championship, beating McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso by one point. And he was one of the very few drivers to win in their first season at Ferrari.

He left Ferrari to drive a Citroën C4 WRC for the Citroën Junior Team in the World Rally Championship for 2010. He did also try NASCAR and made his debut for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series.

Räikkönen has signed a 2 year deal with Lotus for the 2012 and 2013 Formula One season.

Romain Grosjean (17 April 1986)

 

Grosjean has been succesfull in Formula Three and in the GP2 series.

Grosjean was Renault's test driver for 2008, replacing Nelson Piquet, Jr., who graduated to a race seat. He continued to be a testdriver at Renault for 2009, but took over Piquet's seat from the European Grand Prix onwards.

At the start of 2011, Grosjean returned to the newly branded Lotus Renault GP team as one of five test drivers. In late October 2011, Lotus Renault announced that Grosjean would drive in the Friday practice session in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (replacing Senna) and the Brazilian Grand Prix (replacing Petrov).
 

On 9 December 2011, it was announced he would make his comeback to Formula 1 as one of the drivers in 2012.

More information on the website of the Lotus F1 Team, click here

For the 2012 car, please look here.

For the 2013 car, please look here.