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Race of Champions – Vitaly Petrov Becomes First Russian ROC Driver

November 2, 2011

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The 2011 Race Of Champions will feature the event’s first ever driver from Eastern Europe as Russian Formula 1 star Vitaly Petrov will compete at Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena in December. Also Formula 1’s first Russian driver, Petrov has had a strong season in 2011 for the Lotus Renault GP team. A podium in the year’s […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault & Heidfeld Separate, Senna To Complete 2011

September 3, 2011

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Lotus Renault GP and Nick Heidfeld have reached an amicable settlement today and have chosen to part company with immediate effect. This announcement enables both parties to bring the matter to a close and concentrate on their respective sporting challenges in the future. Eric Boullier, LRGP Team Principal and Managing Director: “Our disagreement with Nick […]

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Formula 1 – Update On Robert Kubica

August 29, 2011

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Today, Robert underwent one last scheduled operation in Italy, aimed at recovering the full mobility of his right elbow. The surgeons are happy to report that they have been able to complete 100% of their task and did not encounter any complications. They have described the outcome of the operation as “a total success”. On […]

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Formula 1 – Bruno Senna; “It Feels Like Christmas”

August 26, 2011

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Lotus Renault GP can confirm that Bruno Senna has been nominated to race alongside Vitaly Petrov at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix and at the Italian Grand Prix two weeks later. The team’s present intention is to give Bruno the opportunity to race for the rest of the season. However, some legal issues have not […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP – Hungarian Grand Prix 2011

August 1, 2011

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LRGP endured a tough mixed weather Hungarian Grand Prix with Vitaly Petrov finishing in 12th position and Nick Heidfeld failing to finish. This result puts an end to LRGP’s run of consecutive top ten point scoring finishes this season. • Nick started on intermediates, changing to super softs and then softs before retiring with his car […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus RenaultGP Hungarian Grand Prix Preview

July 27, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld interview “The Hungaroring is one of my favourite circuits” Luck was not on Nick’s side at his home race, but he believes that now would be the perfect time to perform well as the August break approaches. How was your home race in Germany? It wasn’t what I was aiming for, that’s for […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault – German Grand Prix

July 25, 2011

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LRGP was fighting with one hand behind its back after an early bath for Nick Heidfeld whilst Vitaly Petrov put in a gritty performance to take tenth and a point in the German Grand Prix. • Nick started on scrubbed softs and was caught in an incident at the start which dropped him to the […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus RenaultGP German Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 24, 2011

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In cool conditions at the Nürburgring, LRGP secured a top ten berth for tomorrow’s race as Vitaly secured eighth position whilst Nick ended his session in eleventh. • Vitaly put in a strong qualifying performance to finish P9, behind Adrian (Sutil) but ahead of Michael (Schumacher). • Nick, meanwhile was edged out of a place […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault German Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 23, 2011

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Nick and Vitaly unleashed on track a raft of revisions to the R31 in Friday’s FP1 and FP2 sessions at a rather chilly and cloudy Nürburgring to end the day with both cars inside the top ten. Alan Permane, Chief Race Engineer – Technical programme notes Nick ran a rearward exiting exhaust for the first […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP 2011 German Grand Prix Preview‏

July 16, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld interview “I’m proud to be representing Lotus Renault GP on the grid” The Nürburgring is a track Nick knows well having cycled, sledged in the snow and achieved his first and only pole position at the venue. As he explains, it is this familiarity that he hopes will lead to more points at […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus RenaultGP Silverstone Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 9, 2011

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Nick and Vitaly kicked their British Grand Prix weekend off with Friday’s FP1 and FP2 sessions at a rain-lashed Silverstone. James Allison, Technical Director – Technical programme notes The track was too wet to use for some of the first session and most of the second. We used full wet and intermediate tyres in both […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP European Grand Prix FP 1 & 2 Report

June 25, 2011

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Nick and Vitaly kicked their European Grand Prix weekend off with Friday’s FP1 and FP2 sessions on the streets of Valencia. Alan Permane, Chief Engineer – Technical programme notes The track was very green to begin with. We used flow viz paint on both cars to assess the performance of our new DRS (drag reduction […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP – 2011 Canadian Grand Prix Preview‏

June 5, 2011

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Lotus Renault GP made contact with the Quebec authorities recently to discuss the conformity of the R31’s livery with the anti-tobacco legislation in force. After noting that the team has no link to the tobacco industry, and the black and gold colours used are a reference to the cars of the eighties rather than a […]

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Formula 1 – Petrov Escapes Serious Injury After Heavy Crash

May 30, 2011

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LRGP secured four more points in a frenetic and memorable Monaco Grand Prix. • We opted for a one-stop strategy with both car. • Nick finished in P8, which means Nick moves up a place in the Drivers’ Championship to 6th with 29 points. • Vitaly was caught up in the crash which took place […]

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Formula 1 – Land Of Confusion; Lotus Renault GP Qualifying Report

May 29, 2011

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A confusing day for both cars with neither driver able to unlock the potential of the R31; Vitaly qualified in 11th and Nick in 16th for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix. • Today’s 11th fastest time means Vitaly is the first driver on the grid able to decide which tyres he will start the race with. […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus RenaultGP Monaco Grand Prix Preview

May 24, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld: “The atmosphere is amazing and it’s a crazy race” You made a strong performance in Spain after starting the race at the very back of the grid? Yes, I was satisfied with finishing eighth after starting last. I had to be determined and fight through the field with a number of overtaking manœuvres […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus RenaultGP Spanish Grand Prix Report

May 23, 2011

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LRGP blasted from the back of the grid to a points finish as Nick took advantage of his stash of fresh tyres and a polished performance to finish eighth today. • Nick had more fresh tyres than his rivals after missing qualifying yesterday. • Nick started on new hard tyres, taking on fresh sets of […]

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Formula 1 – Lying In the Sun; Lotus Renault GP Free Practice Report

May 21, 2011

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Nick and Vitaly got underway at the familiar Circuit de Cataluña today, as free practice began at the Spanish GP.

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP; Watching The Wheels

May 9, 2011

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In a race packed full of pit stops, LRGP advanced on yesterday’s qualifying positions by finishing in P7 (Nick) and P8 (Vitaly). After scoring another 10 valuable points, Lotus Renault GP remains fourth in the Constructors Championship. • Both Nick and Vitaly adopted a four-stop strategy: soft / hard / hard / hard / soft […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP – Turkish GP Qualifying

May 8, 2011

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After a challenging P3 session, LRGP improved throughout Qualifying allowing Vitaly and Nick to finish in P7 and P9 respectively. • P7 and P9 grid positions are on the clean side of the track, which could allow for a strong start tomorrow. • Vitaly Q1: new hard, new soft, Q2: scrubbed hard, new soft, Q3: […]

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