Renault and Lotus are “engaged to be married”, according to the F1 team’s deputy principal Federico Gastaldi.
Renault has publicly confirmed its intention to purchase the Lotus F1 team after announcing it had signed a Letter of Intent.
Lotus has confirmed the announcement Pastor Maldonado will drive for them next year was the continuation of a pre-existing deal.
Lotus team principal Federico Gastaldi is eager for Renault to return following what he described as a “lean-running year” for his team.
Lotus has the funding in place to complete the season, the team’s CEO has confirmed, despite its recent financial problems.
Lotus believe Pastor Maldonado’s retirement was triggered by heavy contact with the kerbs at Spa-Francorchamps.
Romain Grosjean said he exceeded Lotus’s pre-race predictions of high they could finish in the Belgian Grand Prix.
With ten cylinders more than today’s V6s, the Lotus 43 with its BRM H16 power plant took a surprise win in the 1966 US Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean will receive a grid penalty for the Monaco Grand Prix due to a gearbox change.
Romain Grosjean says it is “much harder” for him to select the right set-up for his car when he keeps having to sit out the first practice session during race weekends.