Romain Grosjean
Mar 28

Lotus Endures Disastrous First Day In Malaysia

Romain Grosjean's Lotus is removed from the track after breaking down during practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

’s is removed from the track after breaking down during practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

Lotus endured another disastrous day in as failed to log a lap time.

Maldonado did only two installation laps in the morning before he was forced to park the car, and a power unit change – including key components such as the V6, the turbo and the motor generator units – meant that he could not run in the afternoon.

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Feb 20

F1: Magnussen On Top For McLaren In Bahrain — Testing Update

Kevin Magnussen of McLaren pilots the 2014 MP4-29. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

of pilots the 2014 MP4-29.
(Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Kevin Magnussen and McLaren were fastest on the second day in Bahrain today as the teams gradually began to pick up the pace.

However, they are still far from the sort of lap times they are likely to achieve in full qualifying form come April.

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Feb 19

F1: Hulkenberg Quickest In Bahrain As Red Bull Continues To Struggle

Nico Hulkenberg for the Force India team during Day 1 Bahrain testing. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

for the Force India team during Day 1 Bahrain testing.
(Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

After a break of 18 days, the end of the opening test in Jerez action resumed again in Bahrain today.

The twin four-day sessions at Sakhir represent the last chance for the teams to prepare for the Australian GP.

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Jan 24

F1: Lopez Replaces Boullier As Lotus Team Principal

Gerard Lopez (right) will replace Eric Boullier (left) as team principal at Lotus. (Photo: Getty Images)

(right) will replace (left) as team principal at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Gerard Lopez took over as the team principal of Lotus on Friday as a replacement for Eric Boullier, fueling widespread media reports that the Frenchman is on the move to Formula One rival .

Lopez will combine his new role with his previous position of co-chairman at Lotus, which had a strong season on the track last year despite financial problems off it.

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Nov 29

F1: Lotus Confirms Maldonado And Grosjean As 2014 Drivers

F1: Lotus Confirms Maldonado And Grosjean As 2014 Drivers

Venezuelan driver sits in the pits during the first practice session at the Yas Marina circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

has finally officially confirmed that Pastor Maldonado will race for the team in 2014, alongside .

As previously reported here Maldonado and his Venezuelan backers opted for Lotus over Sauber in Brazil on Sunday, after a frantic final day of discussions with both teams.

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