New Lotus test driver Jolyon Palmer will have his first run in the team’s 2015 car in this week’s test at the Circuit de Catalunya.
The Lotus E23, which has been photographed for the first time today, marks a new beginning for the team with Mercedes power.
Lotus have become the second team to reveal their 2015 F1 car. The first pictures of the E23 Hybrid was published by the team today.
Jolyon Palmer has joined Lotus as the team’s third driver for the 2015 season.
Esteban Ocon and Adderly Fong took different approaches to their first runs during today’s practice sessions.
Romain Grosjean will be relegated 20 places on the grid for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and will have to carry out further penalties during the race if he is unable to serve the full penalty.
Romain Grosjean will continue to race for Lotus in 2015, meaning the team will have an unchanged driver line-up next year.
Bernie Ecclestone understands the need for change in how Formula One’s revenues are distributed to help its most vulnerable teams, according to Lotus’s deputy team principal Fedrico Gastaldi.
Romain Grosjean remains Lotus’s favoured candidate for the second seat at the team in 2015 despite Esteban Ocon’s impressive test performance this week.
European Formula Three champion Esteban Ocon’s first test in a Formula One car was described as “exceptional” by Lotus.
Lotus’s junior driver Esteban Ocon, who won the European Formula Three championship last weekend, is to test for the team next month.
Lotus have signed a “long term” deal with Mercedes to use their power units, beginning next season.
Pastor Maldonado is set to become the second driver this year to receive a penalty for using a sixth engine component.
Romain Grosjean says a season of frustration with his uncompetitive Lotus was behind his outburst on the radio during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean blasted his car’s Renault engine after a disappointing qualifying session in Singapore.
Charles Pic will return to the wheel of an F1 car in a race weekend practice session for the first time since last season.
Lotus deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi has described Pastor Maldonado’s deal to continue driving for the team next year as “a renewal of vows”.
The two Lotus drivers say the balance of their car has suffered now they have to run without front-rear interconnected suspension.
Pastor Maldonado has been given a reprimand for failing to reattach the steering wheel on his Lotus after he stopped during qualifying.
The long straights and tight corners of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will put Lotus at a disadvantage this weekend, Pastor Maldonado believes.