Tag Archives: Tony Fernandes

Formula 1 – Giedo van der Garde confirmed as Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver‏

February 5, 2012

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Caterham F1 Team has today confirmed that Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde will be the team’s official Reserve Driver in 2012. Giedo will participate in the pre-season tests and will take part in a number of FP1 sessions throughout the season as a core part of the team’s driver line-up. Tony Fernandes, Caterham F1 […]

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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 Qualifying Report

July 24, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 – Chassis T128-04: “I’m relatively pleased with the performance today but I think there was still more to come from the car. On the second run I was still struggling to get the front tyres working and I maybe pushed a bit more than I should so couldn’t improve on my […]

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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 View‏

June 21, 2011

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Jarno Trulli, Car 21 – Chassis T128-01: “I left a very wet Canada and headed to my home in Miami for a few days of sun before returning to Europe for the next race. Despite the finishing position in Canada I was really pleased with my performance there across the whole weekend. It was a […]

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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 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 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 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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