Lotus F1 Team

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Headquarters Enstone, England
   
Team Principles Gerard Lopez FRA (2014-2015)
Eric Boullier
FRA (2012-2013)
Designers Nick Chester GBR (2014-2015)
James Allison GBR (2012-2013)

 

Lotus F1 History & Team Record

After successfully buying the Renault F1 team in 2010, Gerard Lopez sold a minority share to Lotus Group of Malaysia. After a legal battle over the use of the name with Tony Fernandes' 1Malayasia team during 2011, the team entered under the Lotus F1 Team name for the 2012 championship with returning World Champion Kimi Raikkonen leading the team, partnered by the returning Romain Grosjean. The season was marked by consistent performances by Raikkonen and spectacular crashes by Grosjean, which led to him being suspended for the Italian GP. The teams form was rewarded with a victory in Abu Dhabi and fourth place in the Constructors Championship.

Year Chassis Engine Tyre # / Drivers Start Win Pole F Lap Pts Pos
2012 E20 Renault RS32 V8 PI 9   Raikkonen
10 Grosjean / D'Ambrosio (Italy)
TD D'Ambrosio

20

1

0

3

303

4th

2013 E21 Renault RS33 V8 PI Raikkonen / Kovalainen (2 races)
Grosjean
TD Valsecchi / D'Ambrosio

19

1

0

2

315

4th
2014 E22 Renault Energy F1-2014 V6t PI 8   Grosjean
13 Maldonado
TD
Pic / Ocon

19

0 0 0 10 8th
2015 E23 Mercedes PU106B V6t Hybrid PI 8   Grosjean
13 Maldonado
TD Palmer

19

0 0 0 76 6th
       

TOTAL

58 2 0 5 704

 

  Kimi Raikkonen on his way to victory at the 2012 Abu Dhabi GP  

 

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