Lotus have lost their star driver, their team principal and their top designer but what they haven’t lost is their sense of humour.
Lotus admit they have a lot of work to do before the first race in Australia as they still have much to learn about their E22.
Lotus managed just 31 laps of running on the first day of the final test in Bahrain after a new exhaust on their E22 chassis failed.
Lotus have hired former Caterham racer Charles Pic as their third driver for the new season.
The FIA is satisfied with Lotus’s interpretation of the rules with the striking two-pronged nose which features on their new E22.
Lotus have become the final team of 2014 to run their car in public as their new E22 chassis appeared on the first day of testing in Bahrain.
Lotus will give their new E22 chassis its first today at Jerez.
Here are the first pictures of Lotus’s new contender, the E22, which features a double-pronged nose.
Lotus has confirmed team principal Eric Boullier has left and his role will be taken over by co-chairman Gerard Lopez.
Failing to improve on last year’s fourth place in the constructors’ championship was only the beginning of Lotus’s disappointments in 2013 as they lost Kimi Raikkonen to Ferrari.
Pastor Maldonado will drive for Lotus in 2014, the team has confirmed.
Lotus team principal Eric Boullier says progress is still being made on a deal for Quantum Motorsport to invest in the team.
Heikki Kovalainen says he’s hoping for a smooth start to his two-race stint for Lotus in place of Kimi Raikkonen.
Heikki Kovalainen will make his first F1 start in almost 12 months as a substitute for Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus this weekend.
Kimi Raikkonen will not participate in the final two rounds of the 2013 season, his management team have confirmed.
Kimi Raikkonen said starting the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from 22nd on the grid rather than the pit lane was the right thing to do despite retiring after a collision at turn one.
Lotus say a broken part was to blame for Kimi Raikkonen’s car failing a post-qualifying inspection which caused him to be sent to the back of the grid.
Kimi Raikkonen has been excluded from qualifying after his Lotus failed a floor deflection test.
Kimi Raikkonen says he’s pleased to have switched back to the short wheelbase version of the Lotus as it suits his driving style better.
Kimi Raikkonen has warned Lotus the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be his last drive for them if they do not pay him his outstanding wages.