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Pastor Maldonado 2014 Singapore FP3
Lotus E22
Race Car
Category Formula One
Constructor Lotus
Chassis Composite monocoque structure, designed and built in-house, carrying the Renault V6 as fully stressed member
Suspension (front) Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operate an inboard rocker via a pushrod system. This is connected to a torsion bar and damper units which are mounted inside the front of the monocoque. Aluminium uprights
Suspension (rear) Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones with pull rod operated torsion springs and transverse-mounted damper units mounted inside the gearbox casing. Aluminium uprights
Engine Renault Energy F1-2014 1.6 L (98 cu in) V6, turbo
Power {{{Power}}}
Transmission Lotus 8-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with reverse gear.
Fuel Total
Tyres Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)
Notable entrants Lotus F1 Team
Notable drivers 8. Romain Grosjean

13. Pastor Maldonado

Debut 2014 Australian Grand Prix
Races competed 19
Race victories 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
Designer Nick Chester (Technical Director)

The Lotus E22 is a Formula One racing car designed by Lotus to compete in the 2014 Formula One season. It was driven by Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado, who replaced Kimi Räikkönen after Räikkönen left the team to rejoin Ferrari. The E22 was designed to use Renault's new 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged engine, the Energy F1-2014. This was the last car of the Enstone-based team which used Renault engines until Renault RS16, before a new one-year deal with Mercedes.

The team was forced to miss the first pre-season test at Jerez de la Frontera, but released computer-rendered images of the car in the week beforehand, showing a distinctive asymmetrical forked nose design.

After disappointing results in the first few races, the car picked up pace when the season came to Europe, with Romain Grosjean qualifying fifth and coming home in eighth position at the Spanish Grand Prix. Lotus nevertheless struggled to earn points throughout the season, with only two more point-scoring finishes at Monaco for Grosjean and in the United States for Maldonado. The team would admit that a fundamental design flaw on the chassis was hugely responsible for the poor performance during the season. Thus, the team stopped development of the car relatively early to concentrate on the E23 chassis after developments on the troublesome car brought no improvements to its performance. Therefore, Lotus ended the season a disappointing eighth in the Constructors' Championship standings, compared to fourth in 2013.

Complete Formula One results Edit

(key)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
AUS MAL BHR CHN ESP MON CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA BRA ABU‡
2014 Lotus F1 Team RenaultEnergy F1-2014 P Romain Grosjean Ret 11 12 Ret 8 8 Ret 14 12 Ret Ret Ret 16 13 15 17 11 17 13 10 8th
Pastor Maldonado Ret Ret 14 14 15 DNS Ret 12 17 12 13 Ret 14 12 16 18 9 12 Ret

† — Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance. ‡ — Teams and drivers scored double points at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


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