Pastor Maldonado’s time of 1min 16.946secs was just 0.015secs away from the P8 position ahead.
Lotus team members share their thoughts on the challenges of racing on the streets of Monte Carlo.
Federico Gastaldi: "Our pit box proved slippery causing Romain to stop long..."
Romain Grosjean: "We are hoping for points tomorrow like we scored at the last two races."
Romain Grosjean: The baby’s due in the next 15 days and I’m hoping that I’ll be home when it comes!
Romain Grosjean: "I’ll happily take seventh place as my birthday gift for myself and the team.”
Romain Grosjean: "I was expecting to go out earlier so to achieve Q3 for the fourth time in a row feels very good."
As in China last Friday the Third and Reserve Driver for Lotus F1 Team took over duties behind the wheel from Romain Grosjean in FP1.
The E23 Hybrid showed good potential; it was well balanced and reliable with scope for improved pace.
Romain Grosjean came home in a strong seventh position in the Chinese Grand Prix.
Pastor Maldonado placed eleventh during qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.
Lotus team’s hopes for something satisfying to take away from the Chinese Grand Prix.
Pastor Maldonado had to retire from a promising but ultimately rather frustrating Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit.
Lotus F1 Team opened-up strongly but Romain Grosjean experienced a loss of power in the afternoon.
Pastor Maldonado was pitched into a spin from behind and Romain Grosjean suffered from a loss of power.
Romain Grosjean end up with the ninth fastest time, and Pastor tenth quickest.
The E23 has demonstrated promising potential during its first Grand Prix event outing of 2015.
Drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado share their thoughts on the challenges of the Australian Grand Prix, while Technical Director Nick Chester and Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi give the latest on the team and on the E23 Hybrid.
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Pastor Maldonado: "My braking was compromised coming into turn four, meaning I went off the track and hit the barriers."
Romain Grosjean: "I can’t wait to for the season to start."