Lotus F1 E23 Hybrid Romain Grosjean 2015 Model 1:43 Scale Diecast Car by Minichamps

Lotus F1 E23 Hybrid Romain Grosjean 2015 Model 1:43 Scale Diecast Car by Minichamps

Lotus F1 E23 Hybrid Romain Grosjean 2015 Model 1:43 Scale Diecast Car by Minichamps

Romain Grosjean is a racing driver, currently racing for Haas F1 Team. He races under the French flag in Formula One although he was born in Geneva and holds dual Franco-Swiss nationality.
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 Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado. This was the team’s only car to use Mercedes engines, after a 20-year partnership with Renault. 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.
In 2009 he made his Formula 1 debut for Renault at the European Grand Prix and came 4th again in GP2 despite missing the final 8 races.
After being dropped by Renault he returned to junior formula winning the 2010 AutoGP championship on his first attempt and winning the 2011 GP2 Asia Series and GP2 Series becoming the first – and as of December 2014, only – two-time GP2 Asia champion and the only driver to hold both the GP2 Asia series and main GP2 series titles simultaneously. Due to the Asia and Main GP2 series being combined, it is likely that this will remain true for the foreseeable future.
In 2012, Grosjean returned to Formula One with the Lotus F1 Team, alongside Kimi Räikkönen. He took his first podium in Formula One at the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix and took his first fastest lap in the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. He became the first driver since 1994 to receive a race ban after causing a multi-car pile up at the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix. In 2013 he remained with Lotus, taking 6 podiums. He drove for Lotus again alongside Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado in the 2014 season. This line up was continued for 2015.

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