Romain Grosjean Tag

By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Day three at Barcelona has been the most note worthy yet, with a large shakeup in the order that saw Nico Hulkenberg in his Force India top the time sheets ahead of Romain Grosjean in the new Haas VF-16. Hulkenberg ran quickest most of the day, progressing from medium on to soft and super soft tires, setting a time just 3/10th’s off Sebastian Vettel’s time on the ultra-softs from yesterday. Grosjean set his time of 1:25.874 on the soft tires, pushing the Haas VF-16 hard forRead More
By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer Now we have seen it! Haas f1 Team will  hit the track tomorrow for the first laps in team history at the Barcelona pre-season test. Thankfully the team has given us and its many fans an early look at the 2106 car by debuting it one day early. In what has been the most eagerly awaited debut of all, Formula 1’s newest entry was released through social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook. A great move for the new organization as nearly half of theRead More
In a press event inside the main lobby of the Soumaya Museum, Haas F1 Team founder and chairman Gene Haas named Mexican driver Esteban Gutiérrez to a race seat with his team when it makes its 2016 debut in the FIA Formula One World Championship. Gutiérrez will race alongside driver Romain Grosjean, who was previously announced by Haas on Sept. 29 in a press conference at the team’s U.S. headquarters in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Haas F1 Team is the first America-led Formula One team in 30 years. The 24-year-old GutiérrezRead More

Posted On October 16, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One

Romain Grosjean: Big in America

Crash! Bang! Wallop! That was quite a big smash in Sochi – how are you feeling? I’m feeling pretty good, especially considering the force of the impact; I broke my seat! It was my biggest impact for quite a while and when I knew I was going to hit the wall I took my hands off the wheel, closed my eyes and braced myself. It’s a testament to all the safety inherent in the car and the other safety devices, so a little thank you to Bell, HANS, Enstone, the circuit, the FIA and the marshals and medical personnel. AlsoRead More

Posted On August 23, 2015By Adam TateIn Formula One

Hamilton wins at Spa

Lewis Hamilton backed up his pole position at Spa today with a controlled race win where he rarely looked threatened in his pursuit for victory. Behind him, chaos abound from the formation lap on. Nico Hulkenberg radioed in on the formation lap reporting a loss of power, the team told him to box, then changed their minds and instructed the German to take the start, but on the starting grid the Mercedes engine gave up the ghost and the field had to circle around a second time as the Hulk’sRead More
Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in a thrilling Canadian Grad Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve today. Despite late race instructions from the team to lift and coast 50 and then 100 meters entering the corners to save fuel, Hamilton had the race well in hand over team mate Nico Rosberg and crossed the line 2.285 seconds clear to claim his fourth victory of the year. Vettel and Massa move forward Behind Hamilton the race was frantic and fantastic for all 70 laps. A major talking point were Ferrari’s Sebastian VettelRead 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
Nico Rosberg won his third consecutive Monaco Grand Prix after teammate Lewis Hamilton was told by Mercedes to pit from the race lead in the closing stages. Hamilton had built up an incredible 19s lead, only for Mercedes to completely throw it away. A spectacular collision between Max Verstappen and Romain Grosjean sent the 17-year-old rookie hard into the barrier at the end of the front straight, bringing out the safety car. During the ensuing safety car period, Mercedes frantically brought Lewis in for fresh tires, but Nico Rosberg andRead 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