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Lotus F1's 2012 season was the teams first under the Lotus name, previously racing from 1981 as Toleman, Benetton and Renault. The team used Renault engines.

The team used the Lotus E20 to compete in the season, and finished fourth in the championship with 303 points.

ManagementEdit

Name Role
Gerard Lopez Chairman
Eric Boullier Team Principal
Patrick Louis Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Mayer Chief Operating Officer
James Allison Technical Director
Alan Permane Trackside Operations Director
Martin Tolliday Chief Designer
Rob White Engine and Deputy Managing Director
Dirk De Beer Head of Aerodynamics
Steve Nielsen Sporting Director
Paul Seaby Team Manager
Greg Baker Chief Mechanic
Daniel Pugh Floating Number One Mechanic
Mark Slade Race Engineer to Kimi Räikkönen
Ayao Komatsu Race Engineer to Romain Grosjean
Julien Simon-Chautemps Performance Engineer to Kimi Räikkönen
Chris Richards Performance Engineer to Romain Grosjean

Race-by-raceEdit

Australian Grand PrixEdit

Romain Grosjean had a extraordinary qualifying performance, qualifying 3rd, meanwhile his team-mate Kimi Räikkönen could only manage a disappointing 17th. But Grosjean's race could not be coming further, as he was hit by Williams' Pastor Maldonado on lap 1, putting him out of the race. Räikkönen eventually finished seventh in the race.

Malaysian Grand PrixEdit

Räikkönen and Grosjean qualified 5th and 7th respectively, but Raikkönen was given a 5-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, so it meant that Grosjean would start 6th. However, Grosjean retired again on lap 4 after spinning into a gravel trap.

ResultsEdit

Round Race Driver Car Grid Race Pts Champ. Pts WDC Pos.
1 Australian Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 17th 7th 6 6 5th
Romain Grosjean E20 3rd Ret 0
2 Malaysian Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 10th 5th 10 16 5th
Romain Grosjean E20 6th Ret 0
3 Chinese Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 4th 14th 0 24 6th
Romain Grosjean E20 10th 6th 8
4 Bahrain Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 11th 2nd 18 57 3rd
Romain Grosjean E20 7th 3rd 15
5 Spanish Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 4th 3rd 15 84 3rd
Romain Grosjean E20 3rd 4th 12
6 Monaco Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 8th 9th 2 86 4th
Romain Grosjean E20 4th Ret 0
7 Canadian Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 12th 8th 4 108 3rd
Romain Grosjean E20 7th 2nd 18
8 European Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 5th 2nd 18 126 3rd
Romain Grosjean E20 4th Ret 0
9 British Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 6th 5th 10 144 3rd
Romain Grosjean E20 9th 6th 8
10 German Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 10th 3rd 15 159 4th
Romain Grosjean E20 19th 18th 0
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 5th 2nd 18 192 3rd
Romain Grosjean E20 2nd 3rd 15
12 Belgian Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 3rd 3rd 15 207 3rd
Romain Grosjean E20 8th Ret 0
13 Italian Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 7th 5th 10 217 4th
Jérôme d'Ambrosio E20 15th 13th 0
14 Singapore Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 12th 6th 8 231 4th
Romain Grosjean E20 8th 7th 6
15 Japanese Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 7th 6th 8 239 4th
Romain Grosjean E20 4th 19th* 0
16 Korean Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 5th 5th 10 255 4th
Romain Grosjean E20 7th 7th 6
17 Indian Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 7th 7th 6 263 4th
Romain Grosjean E20 11th 9th 2
18 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 4th 1st 25 288 4th
Romain Grosjean E20 9th Ret 0
19 United States Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 4th 6th 8 302 4th
Romain Grosjean E20 8th 7th 6
20 Brazilian Grand Prix Kimi Räikkönen E20 8th 10th 1 303 4th
Romain Grosjean E20 18th Ret 0

* Did not finish, but completed over 90% of the race-winner's distance.

NotesEdit

V T E 2012 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Lotus | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Williams | Caterham | HRT | Marussia
Engines Renault | Mercedes | Ferrari | Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel | 2 Webber | 3 Button | 4 Hamilton | 5 Alonso | 6 Massa | 7 Schumacher | 8 Rosberg | 9 Räikkönen | 10 Grosjean | 10 D'Ambrosio | 11 Di Resta | 12 Hülkenberg | 14 Kobayashi | 15 Pérez | 16 Ricciardo | 17 Vergne | 18 Maldonado | 19 Senna | 20 Kovalainen | 21 Petrov | 22 De la Rosa | 23 Karthikeyan | 24 Glock | 25 Pic
Other Drivers Buemi | Paffett | Turvey | Rigon | Bird | Bianchi | Daly | Gutiérrez | Bottas | Wolff | Van der Garde | Rossi | González | Clos | Luizzi | de Villota | Chilton
Cars RB8 | MP4-27 | F2012 | F1 W03 | E20 | VJM05 | C31 | STR7 | FW34 | CT01 | F112 | MR01
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia | Malaysia | China | Bahrain | Spain | Monaco | Canada | Europe | Britain | Germany | Hungary | Belgium | Italy | Singapore | Japan | Korea | India | Abu Dhabi | United States | Brazil
Team Reports Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Lotus | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Williams | Caterham | HRT | Marussia
Driver Reports Vettel | Webber | Button | Hamilton | Alonso | Massa | Schumacher | Rosberg | Räikkönen | Grosjean | di Resta | Hülkenberg | Kobayashi | Pérez | Ricciardo | Vergne | Maldonado | Senna | Kovalainen | Petrov | de la Rosa | Karthikeyan | Karthikeyan | Glock | Pic
Tests Jerez | Barcelona 1 | Barcelona 2 | Mugello | Young Driver
See also 2011 Formula One Season | 2013 Formula One Season | Bahrain GP protests | Category


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