Tag Archives: Heikki Kovalainen

Formula 1 – Team Lotus Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice Report

May 27, 2011

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Jarno Trulli, Car 21 – Chassis T128-03: “That was good. We’ve got a good deal of data from both sessions and we can use that to put us in a better position tomorrow. I had a few issues with traffic during the performance run which means there is definitely more pace to come tomorrow so […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Monaco Grand Prix Preview

May 25, 2011

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Jarno Trulli, Car 21 – Chassis T128-03: “Monaco is a unique race and one that is challenging, slightly chaotic and a bit mad, for the drivers and all the teams. Everywhere you move there are people who want to come up and say hi, and that’s great but after almost a week it adds to […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Spanish Grand Prix Report

May 23, 2011

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Jarno Trulli, Car 21: “The race was really good. It was another great start for me, another strong start this season, so that was very positive. I gained a number of positions and was right in the race in the beginning. Obviously with soft tyres our car was looking better than it did with the hard tyres […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice Report

May 21, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20: “Overall we can be very happy about this Friday. I think we’ve seen an improvement today on where we were and throughout the sessions we could see that we were getting more and more out of the new package. The gap to the cars ahead seems reasonably small so I think […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Spanish Grand Prix Preview

May 15, 2011

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Jarno Trulli, Car 21 – Chassis T128-03: “It’s always good to get back to Spain. I’ve spent so much time at the Barcelona circuit it’s like a second home to me and the whole team and even though I must have completed thousands of kms around there it’s still a good challenge. It’s very technical […]

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Formula 1 – Renault RS27 Engine Scores A 1-2 In Turkey

May 10, 2011

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The Renault RS27 engine powered Red Bull Racing to a 1-2 result in the Turkish Grand Prix held at the Istanbul Park Circuit. Sebastian Vettel dominated the race from pole position while Mark Webber took second seven laps from the end of the race with a bold overtaking manoeuvre on Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. Mark also […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Turkish Grand Prix; Solid Progression

May 9, 2011

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Jarno Trulli, Car 21 – qualified 19th, finished 18th: “That was a reasonably good race, particularly in the early laps. I had another incredibly good start but was blocked in the first corner so couldn’t really exploit how well I’d got off the line. Early on I started fighting with the tyres so we changed […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus; Edging Ever Closer

May 8, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20: “I’m happy with that. We only have to find a little bit more to join the fight in Q2 but today we had a good strategy and got everything that we could from the tyres. I’m pleased with my own performance – the quick lap was right on the money with no […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Turkish GP FP1/FP2 Report‏

May 7, 2011

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Karun Chandhok: “The wet weather meant we limited the morning runplan but despite that it was good to get back out on track. I didn’t get a chance to push but I’m enjoying working with the team and the more time I spend with everyone the more I can see how far this team can go. […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Turkish Grand Prix Preview

May 4, 2011

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Tony Fernandes, Team Principal: “We are all delighted that there has been such a warm and positive response to last week’s announcement about Caterham Cars, but now our focus is back on track and the whole team is looking forward to the start of the European races. We have begun this season in the style […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Joins The Midfield

April 17, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 – qualified 19th, finished 16th: “That is our best ever performance. It’s not the highest place we’ve had but today we beat two midfield cars in a straight fight so I am very happy, with my performance and the performance of the whole team. We knew we would struggle in the cool […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus – Chinese GP FP3 & Qualifying‏

April 16, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20: “From my perspective I’m very happy with that. I left it all until the last minute and swapped to a one lap run, putting myself under a bit of pressure, but I put in a good final lap and got under 1.38. After FP3 we already knew we’d have a bit […]

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Team Lotus Chinese GP FP1 / FP2 Report‏

April 15, 2011

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Luiz Razia: “It was good to get back in the car and even though the suspension issue brought the session to an earlier end than we would have liked I could still feel that the car has taken a step forward since I last drove it in Barcelona. I was taking it steadily, aiming to […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Chinese Grand Prix Preview

April 12, 2011

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Tony Fernandes, Team Principal: “We head to China after taking a good step forward in Malaysia, but we are all focused on the reality of where we are now and know there we have a lot of work ahead of us. The main aim for me now is to improve our reliability and make sure both […]

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Formula 1 – Renault RS27 Takes Second Consecutive Win Of 2011

April 11, 2011

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The Renault RS27 took its second consecutive victory of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship in the Malaysian Grand Prix, with Red Bull Racing’s reigning world champion, Sebastian Vettel, winning a dramatic race, three seconds ahead of Jenson Button. To further demonstrate the performance of the RS27, Lotus Renault GP’s Nick Heidfeld took third […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus “It’s Good To Go Racing Again”

April 10, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 – qualified 19th, finished 15th: “That was a pretty good race all round. The balance was good on both sets of tyres and I think the strategy worked well for us – we pitted at the right times and we didn’t have any problems all afternoon. I think we can be pleased […]

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Formula 1 – Dell Becomes A Team Lotus Technology Partner

April 8, 2011

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On the eve of its Malaysian home grand prix, Team Lotus is delighted to announce that Dell has upgraded its commitment to become a Technology Partner. Dell’s world famous brand will make its debut on the T128 at the 2011 UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. Dell’s additional investment also gives Team Lotus access to […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Malaysian Grand Prix Preview

April 3, 2011

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Tony Fernandes, Team Principal: “Team Lotus returns home and we are all excited about the race ahead. There will be three teams here with links to Malaysia but only one team that has Malaysian blood running deep in its veins, with Malaysian staff contributing to our growth at every level and which has been built […]

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Formula 1 – Airasia Team Lotus Driver Development Program

April 2, 2011

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AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost carrier, today formally announced the continuation of its involvement in Formula One™ by extending its partnership with Team Lotus for the 2011 season. The announcement, made at the AirAsia Team Lotus live street demonstration event in Putrajaya was attended by Team Lotus Team Team Principal Datuk Seri Dr. Tony Fernandes […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus demonstration to wow Malaysia ahead of Grand Prix

March 31, 2011

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Ahead of next weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, Lotus will whet the appetites of Formula One fans in the Asian country with a street demonstration in administrative capital Putrajaya. The showcase, which will be held on Saturday, has been organised in collaboration with the Sepang International Circuit and Team Lotus partner AirAsia. Drivers Heikki Kovalainen and […]

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