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Lopez: Lotus cannot compete with top teams

May 20 - Gerard Lopez says it is unreasonable to expect Lotus to return to the top step of the podium. A couple of years ago, when Kimi..

20 May 2015

Maldonado: 'No problem' between Lotus duo

May 13 - Pastor Maldonado has not ramped up the tension with his teammate Romain Grosjean. In Barcelona, it emerged that tension between..

14 May 2015

Lotus weighing up 'Crashtor' Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado seems to be losing the battle in trying to shake off his 'Crashtor' nickname. One dedicated website mischievously asks..

8 May 2015

Lotus short nose fails F1 crash test

Lotus has had to leave the centrepiece of its Barcelona car upgrade in the luggage. Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reported that the..

7 May 2015

Maldonado ‘not bothered’ by criticism

Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado has bullishly said that he is not bothered by his ‘Crashtor’ nickname, given to him by Formula 1 fans...

6 May 2015

Lotus warn Maldonado he must prove himself

Lotus has told Pastor Maldonado that he must prove himself to be worthy of a Formula 1 drive, and not rely on his wealthy sponsors...

6 May 2015

Lopez urges team support for 'viable future'

Gerard Lopez, the Lotus F1 team owner, has urged other formula one outfits to "stand together" to make the sport more sustainable. Caterham..

5 May 2015

Maldonado 'refused' to sit out Friday practice

Pastor Maldonado is refusing to budge as Lotus F1 attempts to accommodate 'Friday' driver Jolyon Palmer. In Chinese and Bahrain,..

24 Apr 2015

Maldonado hits back at 'Crashtor' reputation

Pastor Maldonado has fended off his growing reputation as a crash-prone F1 driver. The Telegraph newspaper said a nickname doing the rounds..

21 Apr 2015

Lotus encouraged by early pace

Lotus technical director Nick Chester has said they would have beaten Red Bull, had their drivers finished the Australian Grand Prix. Both..

24 Mar 2015

Maldonado: ‘We’ve made a step forward’

Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado has said that his team have made a big step forward with their 2015 car. The Venezuelan topped the timesheets..

20 Feb 2015

Maldonado tops day one in Barcelona

Pastor Maldonado has topped the timesheets on day one of the second pre-season test in Barcelona today. The Lotus driver set a 1:25.011 on..

19 Feb 2015

Maldonado keen to ignore critics

Pastor Maldonado has said that fans comments don’t bother him, unless they are messages of support. The Lotus driver has received a lot..

7 Jan 2015

Maldonado promoted back to 9th

Pastor Maldonado has regained ninth place in the US Grand Prix, after Jean-Eric Vergne was handed a five second time penalty. Maldonado..

3 Nov 2014

Maldonado: F1 engine switch to bring half-second boost

Pastor Maldonado has admitted he is looking forward to Lotus' switch from Renault to Mercedes power for 2015. The Venezuelan has said..

15 Oct 2014

F1 drivers defend controversial Parabolica gravel

Charlie Whiting has defended the controversial asphalting of Monza's iconic Parabolica corner. During the recent summer break, a cry of..

2 Sep 2014

Positive Lotus looking for Belgium points

Lotus drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado are in a positive frame of mind ahead of Formula One’s return in Belgium this weekend...

19 Aug 2014

Lotus to drop 'tusk nose' for 2015

Lotus will drop its unique 'tusked' nose solution for the 2015 season. Although the Enstone team has struggled this year, technical..

18 Aug 2014

Lopez hits back at Genii financial reports

Gerard Lopez has lashed back at reports suggesting Lotus F1 team owner Genii is in dire financial health. The Luxembourg newspaper..

18 Aug 2014

Lotus & Williams swapped F1 fortunes in 2014

Even amid his pointless first half-season with Lotus, Pastor Maldonado has signed up with the Enstone team for 2015. In his third..

13 Aug 2014

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