/ Motorsport / Marussia, Lotus hit back at 2014 doubts

Marussia, Lotus hit back at 2014 doubts

Linked In Share

Jan.13 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Marussia has hit back at suggestions it might be in dire health.

The backmarker team’s place on the newly-released official 2014 entry list was marked with a conditional asterisk.

But in the following hours, Marussia issued a press statement announcing that the well-backed Briton Max Chilton is staying put for a second season.

“Continuity is important for the team but also for me as a driver,” he was quoted as saying.

And reports the Marussia ‘asterisk’ was a sign of uncertainty were also denied by team president Graeme Lowdon at the Autosport show in Birmingham.

He also said the intention is for the team’s 2014 car to make its test debut at Jerez late this month.

“With our race driver lineup complete we can now focus all of our attention on our 2014 car and moving Marussia to the next level,” said team boss John Booth.

At the same time, the signals from Lotus – similarly conditional on the FIA entry list – are not quite as bright.

But Italy’s Omnicorse speculates that the problem may simply be the fact that the legality of the Enstone team’s nose solution for its 2014 car may have been rejected by the FIA.

And the Finnish broadcaster MTV3 suggests that the missing link could be the dotted line on a new Renault engine deal for the black and gold team.

At any rate, Lotus continues to work hard on its 2014 car, with the team’s official Twitter revealing a teaser preview of the E22.

“Seeing is believing,” the Twitter message read last week. “Hello E22, and oh how you’re growing.”

Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper, however, said its investigation found that Lotus will probably be the only team missing in action at the Jerez test.

“Only Marussia’s plans are not certain,” said correspondent Heikki Kulta.

Lotus team boss Eric Boullier insists there is no cause for concern.

“Everything is fine here,” he told the BBC. “Lotus will be on the grid this year and for a long time.”

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Monday, January 13th, 2014 - filed under Motorsport. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles


Discuss: Marussia, Lotus hit back at 2014 doubts

Leave a Reply
















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Car sales in Russia down 26% in August
Car sales in Russia down 26% in AugustNew car sales in Russia fell 26% in August following a 23% decline the previous month, according to the Association of European ...
Jaguar takes the luxury market heads on
Jaguar takes the luxury market heads onJaguar Land Rover sales rose 19% in 2013 with help from increased Chinese demand, and has also received this year an investment ...
Report – Mahindra in alliance talks with PSA and NEVS
Report – Mahindra in alliance talks with PSA and NEVSIndian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra is reportedly exploring alliance opportunities with PSA-Peugeot-Citroen and the Saab ...
Buyers should have the possibility to opt out of new tech features
Buyers should have the possibility to opt out of new tech featuresFord Motor Co Executive Chairman, Bill Ford, said that new technologies which allow cars to communicate with each other or drive ...
Fiat cuts 500L production in Serbia on market slowdown
Fiat cuts 500L production in Serbia on market slowdownFiat announced that it has temporarily stopped production at its plant in Serbia. The factory started building Fiat’s 500L ...
China: Wuling brand prepping a BMW i3 copycat
China: Wuling brand prepping a BMW i3 copycatWhile the Chinese regulators are on an all out war mainly against foreign brands for reportedly charging customers a lot more on ...
Mercedes-Benz S500 plug-in hybrid priced from £87,965 in the UK
Mercedes-Benz S500 plug-in hybrid priced from £87,965 in the UKThe German premium automaker has revealed pricing details for the UK market of the S500 plug-in hybrid model, with deliveries ...
[Video] Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT shows its worth on the track
[Video] Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT shows its worth on the trackThe Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has been recently updated, but before we can see it a t work, here’s a video of Matt Farah from The ...
[Video] Lincoln introduces the 2015 Navigator
[Video] Lincoln introduces the 2015 NavigatorRevealed back in January and making its official public debut during the Chicago Motor Show, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator is now ...
Audi confirms TT Roadster for Paris debut and TT RS staying with five-cylinder turbo
Audi confirms TT Roadster for Paris debut and TT RS staying with five-cylinder turboAmong the larger debuts this year is the reveal of the third generation of the TT sports car. After being presented to the public ...
[Video] Hot Russian blonde reviews the Renault Logan
[Video] Hot Russian blonde reviews the Renault LoganAfter digitally conquering the World Wide Web with their numerous dash cam videos, Russians could open a new business sector – ...
[Video] See a brand new Jaguar F-Type burned to crisp in Germany
[Video] See a brand new Jaguar F-Type burned to crisp in GermanyWe’re sure you’re naturally reluctant to see the potentially disastrous consequences of a car fire, especially when the ...
Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air demonstrator officially unveiled
Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air demonstrator officially unveiledPeugeot has taken the wraps of the 208 HYbrid Air 2L technology demonstrator, a concept that is scheduled to make its official ...
Report – Next-generation VW Polo to feature better styling and technology
Report – Next-generation VW Polo to feature better styling and technologyThe Polo subcompact model has been refreshed at the start of the year, but already reports are coming in about the next ...
[Video] Facelifted Audi S6 gets first video presentation
[Video] Facelifted Audi S6 gets first video presentationThe German automaker is busy this fall with a number of new model introductions. Chief among them is of course the revamp of the ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

city-car-ev-china-2
Mercedes_S500_plugin
2015 Lincoln Navigator
peugeot-208-hybrid-air
VW_Amarok_dark
Spy-Shots of Cars
2015 Jaguar XE Image 25
2014 Salon Privé 01
lagonda-testing-01-1
Kahn_range_evoque
Jaguar-XE-leaked-helicopter
2015 Peugeot 308 GT 01

More automotive from inautonews
New car sales in Russia fell 26% in August following a 23% decline the previous month, according to the Association of European Businesses (AEB) lobby group. The AEB also said that 172,015 new cars and light commercial vehicles were sold in Russia the last month of summer, meaning around 60,000 ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Can Ricciardo do a Prost ’86?
Can Ricciardo do a Prost ’86?For the third time this season, Mercedes faltered in their 1988-esque campaign and there’s only one man ready to pounce whenever opportunities ...
Test Drive – Mercedes-Benz E250 CDI 4Matic
Test Drive – Mercedes-Benz E250 CDI 4MaticDaimler’s passenger cars division – which consists of the Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands – has vowed to recover the distance from its German ...
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.2 Alberto Ascari
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.2 Alberto AscariLike his father he was so fast, sometimes perhaps too fast. In pure natural speed and car control no driver could hold a candle to Alberto Ascari in ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety US: Record recall for smallest Swedish automaker KoenigseggIf you take a look at the news that surround the US automotive industry you’ll see that the ones ... Recall roundup: Ford Focus in ChinaFord, which counts the Focus model as its best-selling nameplate in the world’s largest auto ...
Safety Section