Romain Grosjean says he wants to remind people what he and Lotus are capable of in 2015.
Lotus has become the latest team to confirm it only used a single Mercedes power unit throughout its pre-season testing.
Now with F1’s best power unit in the back of its cars, Lotus expects to be back at the sharp end of the grid in 2015.
Pastor Maldonado’s crash which ended Lotus’s participation in the final pre-season test of 2015 was caused by a “braking-related issue”.
GP3 driver Carmen Jorda has been appointed as development driver for Lotus.
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 say their new F1 car, the E23, will not run for the first time until at least the third day of F1 testing at Jerez on Tuesday.
Jolyon Palmer has joined Lotus as the team’s third driver for the 2015 season.
Having won a race and racked up 315 points last year, Lotus scored just 10 this season. Persistent Renault engine problems led them to switch to Mercedes.
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.
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.
Pastor Maldonado is set to become the second driver this year to receive a penalty for using a sixth engine component.
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.
Pastor Maldonado will continue to drive for Lotus next year, the team have confirmed.