Lotus F1 Team E21 First Fire-Up

Join the team and feel the anticipation in the air here at Enstone as Lotus F1 Team’s 2013 Formula 1 World Championship challenger – the E21 – bursts into life for the very first time.


“Just leave me alone. I know what to do.”

Special moments in Abu Dhabi

Jackie Ickx and Ronnie Peterson

First lap on the Circuit of the Americas

With the United States Grand Prix now less than a month away, Lotus F1 Team third driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio had the privilege of becoming the first man to drive the brand new Circuit of the Americas…


Japanese Lotus fans

Kimi Raikkonen is a rock star in Japan!

Press conference time; clearly something interesting happening to the right

Double DRS is banned for 2013 Formula 1 season!

Majority of the F1 teams have agreed to change the rules regarding the “double DRS” on F1 cars. It is believed that the ban will be imposed starting from next year. The official announcement will be made by FIA’s World Motor Sport Council later this year.

The ban is part of the plan to reduce the costs in Formula 1 for the sport to remain viable in a long run. Mercedes did not support the ban and claimed that it is cost-effective.

After the failed protest in Chinese Grand Prix, Lotus has begun to develop and test its own version of “double DRS” since German and Hungarian Grand Prix and is expected to race it during Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. Lotus has explained that the development of “double DRS” will carry on for this year since it will benefit for the second half of this season.

For more technical details of the “double DRS”, you can view it here on our earlier blog post.

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Kimi Raikkonen quickest in Q1 at the German Grand Prix; Schumacher barely makes it on P17