The team Lotus, which is already owned by Renault, has lived to the limit this season, and not only by the ability of Pastor Maldonado to get in trouble. The financial situation has sunk in many times and, although this has not been noticed in the results of the end of the season, it has generated a lot of tension and uncertainty in the people of Enstone.
Deficit in classification with respect to the pole, expressed in %.
But according to the strictly sporting, Lotus has taken a leap forward with respect to last season and has returned to prove that is able to develop the car effectively, whatever the available resources. Not in vain managed to score points in the last six races of the year, including a podium by Romain Grosjean in the Grand Prix of Belgium. Now, with the return of Renault, it is expected that the goal happens to be to consolidate the foundations that you return to a group as valid the posts of cabeza.
|Overall of the season 2015|
|Km. in cabeza||0||0|
|Posic. media in clasificación||9.80||11.13|
|Posic. media in carrera||10.45||9.26|
Points earned at the World Championship of Constructors.
|Km. in cabeza||0||0|
|Km. tours||4.182 (17th)||3.830 (19th)|
|Position. average rating||9.84 (9th)||12.42 (14th)|
|Position. average in career||8.62 (10th)||9.90 (13th)|
again, Romain Grosjean has taken the reins of the team and has been shown as the pilot stronger. But it has not abandoned its old ways, alternating performances brilliant with other dotted with avoidable errors. In any case, his podium in Spa and excellent performance in the race would have allowed the team to keep the guy in front of Toro Rosso.
Pastor Maldonado, for his part, has suffered all kinds of incidents and, in addition to their regular errors and arguments with other drivers, has had to cope with multiple mechanical failures (although in the race left the same number of times that your companion: eight) and a huge beaten by Grosjean in qualifying. His speed has appeared, as all years, but with the eyedropper, like every year. a Few years pass without seeing an evolution that justifies the presence of the venezuelan in the Formula 1.
Without a doubt, the greatest asset of this season for Lotus has been the Mercedes engine, which has allowed him to climb several steps in terms of performance without the need to take risks in the design of the chassis, as it happened in 2014 with so poor a result.
The car has not been reliable, but fast enough and noble as to save the season and give Renault enough arguments for believing in the project.
Classification of the World Championship of Constructors 2015
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