Lotus F1 Team Tag

Joylon Palmer

Posted On January 31, 2016By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Palmer decides on F1 race number

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Jolyon Palmer has decided to carry the No. 30 for his Formula One career as he enters his rookie season in 2016 with Renault. The Brit joins the grid after spending last season as Lotus’ test driver following a championship winning GP2 season in 2014. Palmer drove in several Friday practice sessions last year with the No. 30  and announced through social media that he will continue to carry that number. I can officially confirm that I will be using number 30 this year. #JP30 #F1Read More
Reigning F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton does not believe Mercedes should not supply engines to Red Bull Racing. Red Bull Racing currently has a contract with Renault as its supplier till the end of 2016, but the team wants to expire that agreement a year early to the end of this season. Renault has struggled in Formula 1 since the inception of the V6 turbo era. With Lotus changing from Renault last season to Mercedes power this year – a move that saw the team grab its first podium inRead More
After a stellar performance on Saturday for the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve that saw Lotus F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado qualify 5th and 6th respectively, the team aims for its best outing in nearly two years. Grosjean finished third FP3 with a time of 1:16.772 behind Nico Rosberg and Kimi Raikkonen. The daunting number is how far the Lotus F1 team was behind the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS machine driven by Rosberg – exactly 1.112s back. Both squads are powered with Mercedes engines. Still, theRead More
Lewis Hamilton is now six for seven in poles this year after a dominating performance during Q3 for tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix. Hamilton recovered from not being able to practice in FP3 to out qualify his Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team teammate Nico Rosberg by nearly three tenths and the Mercedes duo were the only two drivers to record laps below 1m15s. “The first lap was pretty good; it could have been better,” said Hamilton. “Then the next lap started off bad but then was good in the middle sectorRead More
Joylon Palmer
The opening 2015 Formula One two day in-season test at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya featured a blend of series regulars and F1 hopefuls, just days following the Spanish Grand Prix. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, winner of the Spanish Grand Prix, set the tone early by topping the time sheets and clicking off 146 laps in the morning session. Mercedes, along with Red Bull, Ferrari and Toro Rosso, were appointed to help tire manufacturer Pirelli test new rubber over the course of the two day test with Rosberg’s time of 1:24.374s leadingRead More
Pastor Maldonado Chinese Grand Prix

Posted On April 13, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One

Lotus F1: Points of Authority, Chinese Grand Prix

Lotus F1 Team scored their first points of the season after Romain Grosjean came home in a strong seventh position in the Chinese Grand Prix. It wasn’t so plain sailing for Pastor Maldonado who, despite a very strong start, suffered from braking issues and late race contact from Jenson Button, eventually retiring from the race with seven laps to go. Romain started from P8 on the grid on his qualifying soft tyres, changing to new medium tyres on laps 12 and 32. Pastor started from P11 on the grid onRead More
Carmen Jordá today joined Lotus F1 Team as a Development Driver for the 2015 season. Carmen will attend Grands Prix and Formula 1 tests throughout 2015 for Lotus F1 Team as well as undergoing a significant simulator programme at the team’s base in Enstone. Carmen will drive the E23 Hybrid on track during the course of 2015. Carmen, daughter of former racer José Miguel Jordá, has a distinguished racing career having participated in the European Open Formula 3 Championship – where she achieved three podiums – the American Indy LightsRead More