Federico Gastaldi: "It was highly unfortunate that we had to retire both cars today."
Spa-Francorchamps served up a deluge of rain and hail in the build-up to qualifying but a thrilling session went ahead on time today for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean ended the second session with the fourteenth fastest time.
Pastor Maldonado: "The important thing is we finished all 70 laps so we have plenty of information to make further improvements to the car.”
Could we see Romain Grosjean with another team in 2015?
Pastor Maldonado: “Everything on the car was working well until the second from last corner."
Romain Grosjean: “The car feels pretty reasonable here even if we missed a lot of the afternoon session because of a problem with the cooling system."
Now that Pastor Maldonado has been confirmed, Lotus reveals 'intention' to keep Romain Grosjean.
Romain Grosjean qualified in fifteenth and Pastor Maldonado nineteenth after a searing hot qualifying session at the Hockenheimring for the German Grand Prix.
The E22 ran for the first time without the suspension hydraulically linked from front to rear.
The Williams driver finished six thousandths of a second ahead of Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo.
Romain Grosjean: "Unfortunately in Q2 I had a yellow flag in turn six otherwise I think that I would have been through to Q3."
According to word from Silverstone, Lotus is poised to announce its switch from struggling Renault to leading Mercedes power for 2015.
Third in-season test of the year to take place after british grand prix, with Ferrari, Marussia, Red Bull And Lotus all testing for Pirelli.
Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi, Technical Director Nick Chester, drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado previews the British Grand Prix.
"If he can't drive in F1 anymore, he should go home" - Jacques Villeneuve.
Daniel Ricciardo was the highest placed driver with a car using a Renault power unit, he finished in eighth for Infiniti Red Bull Racing.
Romain Grosjean: “It’s no secret that we’ve struggled so far this weekend."