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Romain Grosjean 2015 Malaysia FP1
Lotus E23 Hybrid
Race Car
Category Formula One
Constructor Lotus
Chassis {{{Chassis}}}
Suspension (front) {{{Front Suspension}}}
Suspension (rear) {{{Rear Suspension}}}
Engine Mercedes PU106B Hybrid Turbo[1] 1.6 L (98 cu in) V6 engine (90°), limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout

Electric motor: Mercedes PU106B Hybrid Motor Generator Unit–Kinetic (MGU-K) Mercedes PU106B Hybrid Motor Generator Unit–Heat (MGU-H)

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Transmission Semi-automatic, sequential

8 forward gears, 1 reverse gear

Fuel Petronas
Tyres Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)
Notable entrants {{{Notable Entrants}}}
Notable drivers 8. Romain Grosjean

13. Pastor Maldonado

Debut 2015 Australian Grand Prux
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 E23 Hybrid is a Formula One racing car which Lotus used to compete in the 2015 Formula One season. It was driven by Romain Grosjeanand Pastor Maldonado. This was the team's only car to use Mercedes engines, after a 20-year partnership with Renault. The E23 Hybrid was also the first Enstone-based car to be powered by other than a Renault engine since the Ford-powered Benetton B194 in 1994. Images of the 2015 car were released on 26 January 2015.

Season summary Edit

The car was considered an improvement compared to the disastrous Lotus E22, which suffered from reliability issues and struggling for competitiveness due to the underpowered and unreliable Renault power unit and the fundamental flaws of the E22 chassis. However, both driver errors and unreliability cost the team points finishes in many races, limiting the car's potential of consistent points scoring. Maldonado retired in 5 out of the first 6 races either due to collisions or car problems. Grosjean and Maldonado collided with each other, in Spain and Britain. A highlight of the season however was Grosjean's podium finish in Belgium. Lotus ended its last season with 78 points and a 6th place in the World Constructors' Championship, before its buyout from Renault Sport.

Complete Formula One results Edit

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
AUS MAL CHN BHR ESP MON CAN AUT GBR HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA MEX BRA ABU
2015 Lotus F1 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P Romain Grosjean Ret 11 7 7 8 12 10 Ret Ret 7 3 Ret 13 7 Ret Ret 10 8 9 78 6th
Pastor Maldonado Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 7 7 Ret 14 Ret Ret 12 8 7 8 11 10 Ret

 Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance.


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