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Heidfeld has nothing to win by trying to sue his way back into the Renault team

August 25, 2011

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Renault’s decision to dump Nick Heidfeld in favour of Brazilian Bruno Senna on the eve of the Belgian Grand Prix has all the hallmarks of making a fine mess. There is no denying that the veteran German has had far from a glorious season. An early podium has been followed by poor qualifying on Saturdays […]

Kubica insists he will be back and on form in 2012

July 14, 2011

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Robert Kubica has insisted he will be back on the grid next season after recovering from the horrific injuries he suffered in a rally accident in February. In an interview on the Lotus Renault website, the Pole said he felt he would be as sharp as ever when he returned to the track at 2012 […]

Team Lotus wins right to race under Lotus name

May 28, 2011

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Team Lotus has been told by the High Court it can stay Team Lotus, for the moment anyway, and I for one am pleased. The outfit created and run by Tony Fernandes and Mike Gascoyne have brought a lot to the grid since their baptism of fire as one of 2010’s new teams. Group Lotus […]

Kubica to leave hospital on long journey to recovery

April 22, 2011

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Robert Kubica hopes to leave hospital within 10 days, according to a new interview released by his Lotus Renault team. The Pole has been out of action since a horrific accident in February which left him with terrible injuries to his right hand, arm and leg. The highly rated driver has been in hospital in […]

Heidfeld wins Kubica’s race seat at Lotus Renault

February 16, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld will race for Lotus Renault while Robert Kubica is out recovering, the team announced today. The 33-year-old German, who tested the R31 on Saturday, will take the lead driver role in the team from this week’s test in Barcelona. Kubica will be out for months, possibly the whole season, after seriously injuring his […]

Heidfeld places one hand on Renault drive with top time in Jerez

February 12, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld has topped the time sheets in his day of testing with Lotus Renault in Jerez. The German has surely secured the substitute drive in place of the injured Robert Kubica, who is facing most of the season on the sidelines. Heidfeld underlined his quality, turning laps more than 1s faster than Vitaly Petrov […]

Heidfeld to test the Renault at Jerez test

February 10, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld is to test the Lotus Renault this week as the team investigate him as a possible replacement for the injured Robert Kubica. The team made the announcement ahead of the second test in Jerez, which has started this morning. Vitaly Petrov will do the bulk of the work in the early days but […]