Lotus has confirmed that they will continue working with Pastor Maldonado in the 2016 season, joining them at the start of the 2014 season. “The feeling when the team has announced me as a racer next season is great,” Maldonado said after the last race in Singapore. "There was a lot of speculation about the future, but I stayed focused on my work on the track, and at the same time it's good to know that my sequel is confirmed. This year has prepared some challenges for us, but the quality of the team is obvious. I really feel part of it. family and I look forward to building on better results in 2016. ” Gerard Lopez, head of the team, commented: "It is positive for us to be able to say publicly that Maldonado is staying with us. All members can confirm how good it is to work with him and to be aware of what kind of performances he is
In Formula One, there is a lot of speculation these days about the future of the Spaniard Fernando Alonso, but he is in no hurry. Namely, Alonso was saved at Ferrari, and now he is supposed to go in the direction of McLaren, but there is nothing official yet: “I don't believe that time is chasing me in any way. Last weekend, Gerard Lopez confirmed that I was talking to Lotus, then one weekend they also confirmed this at McLarn. It is true that we talked, but Lopez and I talked about some other project and not about Formula One. I hear rumors every day, even today I found out that I was supposed to buy the Marussia team for one dollar, which is not true at all. I will emphasize once again that I made plans for my future months ago and now I am sticking to them, I hope you will get to know them soon. ”It has not yet been officially confirmed that
Lotus team boss Gerard Lopez has revealed that smaller Formula One teams will receive a financial injection to survive. Teams Lotus, Force India and Sauber have threatened to boycott the race ahead of the US Grand Prix as they are unhappy with the distribution of money that Formula One earns from selling TV rights and then paying out according to the constructors ’championship rankings. “I think we can solve the crisis, most likely before the race in Brazil,” Lopez said. "I know that the owners of Formula One commercial rights, CVC and Bernie Ecclestone, are already working on a solution. It should be a basic payout for smaller teams. This will ensure a normal budget for work. We at Lotus do not have a fast car this year, but we are on The U.S. Grand Prix ended before McLarn and Ferrari, making proof
Lotus is preparing hard for the upcoming season, in which they will use Mercedes engines and no longer Renault. In addition, a contract with Pastor Maldonado for next year is already on the table, but for once, the future of Grosjean, who could go in the direction of Ferrari, is not yet known. The latter plans were ruined by Vettel, who took the place of Fernando Alonso, but the Frenchman does not have a contract yet. Lotus's poor results are not at all tempting for Romain Grosjean, but Mercedes engines inspire a bit more hope. Team owner Gerard Lopez confirmed that he wants the current racing line-up to continue in the future: “I do not expect any changes. Otherwise, Grosjean has a clause that allows him to leave the team in case of poor results. This year we did not achieve the set goals and due to t
Lotus owner Gerard Lopez is confident that Kimi Raikkonen will remain on his team if it continues to offer him a competitive car. Finch’s contract with Lotus expires at the end of this season, so many other teams, including Red Bull, are interested in his services. “Kimi is a fantastic man,” Lopez said. "He is very grateful that we helped him get to where he is. And we are very grateful that he brought our team to the current position. We got along great. I'm sure Kimi will stay with us if we continue to offer what he wants, both in terms of a competitive car and other things. moder, r
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