Interview with Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado
Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez, and the Fernando Alonso-connected Flavio Briatore, have played down the latest explosive F1 rumours.
A full and eventful Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
Pastor Maldonado qualified in eighteenth and Romain Grosjean sixteenth for tomorrow’s Singapore Grand Prix.
The E22 performed reliably today, with potential for further pace improvements.
Pastor Maldonado finished fourteenth and Romain Grosjean sixteenth after a fast-paced Italian Grand Prix under blue skies at Monza.
Both cars will benefit from one grid position for the race due to a penalty for Danil Kvyat.
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.