Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Lotus F1 Team and Sahara Force India issue their rivals with a warning that Mercedes will be even stronger this season

(Sahara Force India Formula One Team)

The Sahara Force India and the Lotus F1 Team have warned their rivals that the Mercedes Benz power unit will be even stronger this season.

The Lotus F1 Team join the Mercedes ranks after ending their long term partnership with French manufacturer Renault. 

The Enstone based outfit had an extremely difficult 2014 Formula One season as the team finished the season in 8th place in championship on 10 points. Lotus revealed the first images of their new car, the E23 which will be driven by Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado.

Mercedes were extremely strong in 2014 as the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team won both the Drivers and Constructors championship, while the Williams Martini Racing Team finished the season in third place.

Lotus F1 Team CEO Matthew Carter believes that his outfit will make a big step forward this season.

‘Having Mercedes is a huge opportunity for us.’

(Lotus F1 Team)

Sahara Force India Formula One Team technical director Andrew Green believes that things will be much better this season after seeing the data from the new power unit. Green revealed that there will be a further update later in the season.

Carter believes that the team will have a big advantage at the start of the season as they are unsure of what the new Honda will be like this year. The team also feel that it will be later in the year when Ferrari and Renault get the opportunity to develop their power units.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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