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Formula 1 – Caterham – Jerez Test – Day 2

February 9, 2012

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Driver: Heikki Kovalainen Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 139 Best lap: 1.21.518 Heikki Kovalainen: “I feel very happy with the work we have completed today. Yesterday we had a problem that was nothing to do with the car so today was our first real day of testing and we had a trouble free day, completing most […]

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Formula 1 – 2012 Jerez Test Day 2 Photos & Quotes

February 9, 2012

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Day two of 2012 testing saw Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher set the fastest time of the day, a 1m 18.561s lap the best of his 132 laps for the day, coming in a full second faster than Australian Mark Webber. Daniel Ricciardo impressed in his Toro Rosso, a half a second behind his compatriot Mark […]

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Formula 1 – Caterham – Jerez Day One‏

February 8, 2012

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Driver: Heikki Kovalainen Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 28 Best lap: 1.23.178 Heikki Kovalainen: “It’s good to be back at work after the winter break and great to see how up for the season ahead the whole team are. We were first out on track this morning and the early feeling I had from the car […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus – Italian Grand Prix View‏

September 6, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 – “Monza is another different challenge for us and it’ll be good going there on the back of such a strong weekend in Spa. It has different downforce requirements to most of the rest of the tracks we race on, but we’ll go there with the same sort of aggressive strategy […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Belgian Grand Prix Preview

August 23, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 – Chassis T128-04: “After a really good break in Finland it’ll be good to get back to work. I’m feeling better than ever and it’s always exciting heading to Spa. Eau Rouge is, of course, the corner everyone talks about and while it is still flat-out it’s actually not that hard […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Hungarian Grand Prix Race Report

August 1, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 – Chassis T128-04: “A weekend of real ups and downs for me. I struggled to find a decent balance in the practice sessions but then it all came good in quali where I put in a really good lap after finally getting comfortable with the setup. I started the race well […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus – Hungarian Grand Prix FP3 & Qualifying‏

July 31, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 – Chassis T128-04: “After a bit of a tough weekend so far I’m really pleased with how quali finished up. I’ve not been able to find a balance I’m happy with all weekend and we made a couple of changes for qualifying that finally took us in the right direction. On […]

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Formula – Team Lotus – Hungarian Grand Prix FP1 / FP2‏

July 30, 2011

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Jarno Trulli, Car 21 – Chassis T128-01: “I’m very happy today. I want to thank the whole team, everyone at the factory and in the race team because they have all been patient with me and have worked hard to give me the new power steering system and a car that I can really feel. […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Hungarian Grand Prix Preview

July 28, 2011

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Jarno Trulli – car #21, chassis T128-01: “I’m obviously pleased to be back in the car and looking forward to getting on track in Hungary. The Hungarian Grand Prix is held on one of the typical modern Formula 1 circuits – it’s pretty stop / start and has a lot of low speed corners with […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus – German Grand Prix

July 25, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 – Chassis T128-04: “I think that was a pretty good race. For me everything was working well in the car but honestly it was a bit lonely out there! We’re not quite with the guys ahead, and we’re well clear of the teams behind, so I wanted to make sure I […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus German Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 23, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 – Chassis T128-04: “I’m pleased with today’s performance – that was one of the good Fridays. We completed more laps than anyone else out there and the car has felt good all day. I can feel that we have made a decent improvement to the back of the car which helped […]

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Formula 1 – Karun Chandhok Replaces Jarno Trulli For German Grand Prix

July 21, 2011

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Tony Fernandes – Team Principal: “I am looking forward to my first visit to the German Grand Prix, even more so now we have announced that Karun will be competing in his first full race weekend for Team Lotus. Ever since I first met Karun I have been impressed with his whole demeanour – he […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Silverstone Grand Prix Race Report

July 11, 2011

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Jarno Trulli, Car 21 – Chassis T128-01: “I had a decent start and was getting set to pass Timo but then had the call to stop the car to prevent any damage to the engine because of an oil leak. It’s obviously not how we wanted the race to go but our reliability record has […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Silverstone Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 10, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 – Chassis T128-04: “I’m very pleased with that. Before qualifying we knew it would be important to get as much as we could out of the dry tyres because the showers were expected – small showers, but we just didn’t know when they were going to happen so we had to […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Silverstone Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 9, 2011

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Karun Chandhok (FP1) – Chassis T128-04: “That was good a session. Obviously the conditions weren’t ideal but it’s useful mileage for me to get a feel for the car and the intermediate tyres – I’d never driven on Pirelli’s intermediate before and it’s a bit different to last year but I enjoyed myself out there […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Silverstone Grand Prix Preview

July 5, 2011

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Jarno Trulli, Car 21 – Chassis T128-01: “The British Grand Prix is one of the classic races and one where I have always had a lot of support. Throughout my career the British fans have been very kind to me and since joining Team Lotus the support in the UK has been ever better, so […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus European Grand Prix FP 1 & 2 Report

June 25, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 – Chassis T128-04: “A pretty straightforward day for me. The car improved throughout both sessions and having got through the whole plan on both tyres we have enough data to work on overnight to find some more speed tomorrow.” Jarno Trulli, Car 21 – Chassis T128-01: “That was a good afternoon for […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus – Canadian Grand Prix‏

June 13, 2011

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Jarno Trulli, Car 21 – Chassis T128-01: “That was a very eventful race. It started well but I struggled all afternoon with the brakes and even though I was able to get them up to temperature I think they glazed after the first safety car and I couldn’t recover them. After the race restarted I […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus – Canadian Grand Prix View‏

June 5, 2011

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Jarno Trulli, Car 21 – Chassis T128-03: “Monaco was really busy but the final result was great for the whole team. I enjoyed myself on track and I think the performances we’ve put in there and in Spain show that we are progressing in exactly the right direction. Since then I’ve taken some time off […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying Report

May 29, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 – Chassis T128-04: “Before I talk about the sessions today I want to say that it’s good to hear that Sergio is conscious and talking. I’ve had a big accident myself and know what it’s like for the team, friends and family as you wait for news, so I hope he’s […]

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