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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP – Free Practice 1&2

May 7, 2011

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Nick and Vitaly kicked off their Turkish campaigns today as free practice got underway at Istanbul Park Circuit. What we learned today: • Nick was able to trial the extreme wets for the first time today – There were no major issues reported. • By the time we had an opportunity to fit intermediates in […]

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Formula 1 – Robert Kubica Talks To His Fans

April 21, 2011

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Courtesy Lotus RenaultGP “Hello everybody, here I am. Sorry for the delay in contacting you but I preferred to wait until the moment I could finally share some positive news with you. First of all I would like to pay a huge amount of thanks to my fans whose support has been simply incredible since […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault Roll With It At Chinese GP

April 17, 2011

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Vitaly scored another couple of points as he finished P9 at the Shanghai International Circuit, while teammate Nick came home in P12. • Both Vitaly and Nick ran two-stop strategies. • Vitaly started on softs, took another set of softs on lap 17, and switched to hards on lap 37 • Nick also started on […]

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Formula 1 – Renault – Chinese GP Qualifying

April 17, 2011

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A dramatic qualifying session saw Vitaly qualify in P10 and Nick in P16, after the Russian’s car lost power and halted what could have been a very strong session for the team. • Vitaly’s car was halted when the air supply to the engine was cut off, causing the engine to lose power. At the […]

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Chinese GP – Renault FP1&2

April 15, 2011

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Nick and Vitaly began their Chinese quest today as free practice got underway at the Shanghai International Circuit. Alan Permane, Chief Engineer – Technical programme notes A fairly typical Friday session for us today – running hard tyres in the first practice session, and both hards and softs in the second, some long running with […]

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Formula 1 – Renault Sport F1 Preview to the Chinese GP

April 14, 2011

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The third event on the FIA Formula One World Championship, the Chinese Grand Prix, takes place from 15 – 17 April, just one week after the Malaysian Grand Prix. The 56 lap race is held at the 5.451km Shanghai International Circuit, on the outskirts of China’s largest and most densely populated city. Renault Sport F1 […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault “Don’t stop me now”

April 10, 2011

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LRGP secured its second podium in as many races to give the Enstone team a flying start to the season • Second podium in a row podium for LRGP • Both drivers were on three stops: soft, soft, hard, hard • Vitaly went off track on lap 49, and after his car hit the curb […]

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Formula 1 – You Better You Bet – Malaysia GP Lotus RenaultGP

April 9, 2011

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It was a strong recovery from LRGP after the team showed improvements in final practice before both drivers qualified in the top eight. • Nick qualified on third row (6th) and Vitaly the fourth row (8th) • Both drivers did one run for Q1, Q2 and Q3, allowing tyres to be preserved for tomorrow’s race […]

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Formula 1 – Renault RS27 Engine Takes Win In Australia With Red Bull Racing

March 28, 2011

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Renault Sport F1 had a perfect start to the season, as Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel, powered by the Renault RS27 engine, took a dominant victory from pole position in the Australian Grand Prix, held at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit. After 58 laps the reigning world champion finished over 22 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton […]

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Formula 1 – Driver Quotes From 2011 Australian Grand Prix

March 28, 2011

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Red Bull Racing Sebastian Vettel “I’m very pleased, it was a very good weekend and I had a very nice car to sit in this afternoon. It was a good race – towards the end things calmed down a bit. Lewis didn’t push as hard, so we tried to control the last part of the […]

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Formula 1 – From Russia With Love, Petrov On The Podium In Australia!

March 27, 2011

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LRGP opened its 2011 account in fine style as Vitaly scored his first podium in just his 20th Formula 1 race. • Both Nick and Vitaly adopted two-stop strategies: soft / soft / hard • Nick stopped on laps 15 and 30, while Vitaly made his stops on laps 16 and 36. • Vitaly set […]

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Formula 1 – We can work it out – Australian GP Qualifying

March 26, 2011

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It was a day of mixed fortunes for LRGP as Vitaly qualified on the third row, while Nick missed out on a place in Q1 after getting caught up in traffic.

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP Free Practice Report

March 25, 2011

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Nick and Vitaly kicked off their 2011 campaigns today as free practice got underway at Melbourne’s Albert Park. Alan Permane, Chief Engineer – Technical programme notes – The track was very green to begin with and we didn’t do a great amount of running in the first session. We used one set of hard tyres […]

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Formula 1 – Nick Heidfeld Joins Lotus Renault GP

February 17, 2011

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Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that Nick Heidfeld has joined the team, taking over driving duties from the injured Robert Kubica, starting at this week’s test session in Barcelona. The 33-year-old German is one of the most experienced drivers in Formula 1 having started 172 races over the last 11 seasons. He will race […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP Test Day 2, KERS And Brake Work For Vitaly

February 12, 2011

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What we learned today: There don’t appear to be any problems with warm-up of the hard tyre compound, which the team ran for the first time today. Degradation levels looked reasonable. Optimisation of the KERS in conjunction with the braking system by completing some useful mapping work. Vitaly: “We were not worried about the lap […]

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Formula 1 – Vitaly Gets Things Underway For Lotus Renault GP

February 11, 2011

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Vitaly was back in the R31 as the team got its second winter test underway in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Driver: Vitaly Chassis: R31-01 Fastest Lap: 1:23.504 Position: P8 Total laps: 57 What we learned today: – The team ran two of the four Pirelli tyre compounds, gathering further important data for evaluation – […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault GP; Black To Business

February 2, 2011

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Vitaly had the honour of giving the R31 its first run on track today as winter testing got underway in Valencia. Driver:   Vitaly Petrov Chassis: R31-01 Fastest Lap:  1:16.351 Position: P8 Total laps: 28 What we learned today: – Initial system checks were completed successfully – The adjustable rear wing was monitored with a camera and pressure logging sensors, and it worked […]

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Formula 1 – Vitaly Petrov Completes Lotus Renault GP Driver Line-up For 2011 And 2012

December 23, 2010

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Lotus Renault GP is delighted to announce that Vitaly Petrov will complete its driver line-up for the 2011 and 2012 Formula 1 seasons. He will partner Robert Kubica next year. Gérard Lopez, Chairman of Lotus Renault GP, commented: “We’re delighted to have Vitaly on board for another two years. Last season, he showed on several […]

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Formula 1 – Renault F1 Team Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Verdict

November 15, 2010

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Petrov Shows Fight Robert Kubica, P5 Fastest lap: 1:41.753 Robert: It was a very good race to round off the season. I had a problem with a clutch at the start, and I was running in 14th position after turn two. When the Safety Car went in, I managed to overtake Sutil, which was important. […]

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Formula 1 – Renault F1 Team Qualifying Debrief

November 14, 2010

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Petrov Tops Kubica Vitaly Petrov, R30-02, P10, 1:40.901 Vitaly: The car has felt pretty good all weekend for me. We have made progress in each session, especially with the feel of the brakes, which is very important at this circuit, and it felt like all the parts of the package were working well today. I […]

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