MOTORSPORT: Palou misses out on dream debut at Silverstone

Witney Gazette:

1:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Alex Palou came so close to a dream debut for the Chipping Norton-based Sean Walkinshaw Racing team at the BRDC Formula 4 Championship at Silverstone.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean aims to revitalise season

Witney Gazette: Romain Grosjean’s race ended on lap four

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean is hoping that the mid-season break will pay off when the Formula 1 championship resumes at Spa-Fran-corchamps this weekend.

MOTORSPORT: Lotus suffer more misery

Witney Gazette: Lotus’ Pastor Maldonado says questions need to asked after his crash with Esteban Gutierrez

4:15pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The Enstone-based Lotus team had another weekend to forget in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean reflects on poor weekend

Witney Gazette: Romain Grosjean at Sepang

11:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Romain Grosjean had a weekend to forget at Sunday’s German Grand Prix.

MOTORSPORT: Moody's looking to set new mark

Witney Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

West Oxfordshire motorcycle racer Steve Moody is looking to do even better when returning to the Isle of Man next month – five years after he last competed in the Manx Grand Prix.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean looks for change in luck

Witney Gazette: Romain Grosjean’s race ended on lap four

4:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Romain Grosjean says he is determined to bounce back when he competes in this weekend’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.

MOTORSPORT: Dew delight as he takes second at Rockingham

Witney Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Alex Dew raced to an impressive fifth podium of the season as he finished second in the BMW Compact Cup at Rockingham Speedway.

MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw has sights on podium

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Chipping Norton’s Sean Walkinshaw is eyeing a push for his first podium of the EuroFormula Open campaign when rounds nine and ten take place at Silverstone this weekend.

MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw takes career-best fifth place

Witney Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Chipping Norton’s Sean Walkinshaw raced to an impressive career-best fifth place finish in the EuroFormula Open at the Hungaroring.

MOTORSPORT: Lotus looking to Mercedes power

Witney Gazette: Romain Grosjean (right) shows his delight at his eighth place

12:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Lotus are poised to change to Mercedes engines next season.

MOTORSPORT: Fernandes calls time at Caterham

Witney Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Tony Fernandes has finally brought the curtain down on his troubled ownership of the Leafield-based Caterham team.

MOTORSPORT: Maldonado fired up for Silverstone exam

Witney Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Pastor Maldonado says he is relishing his first British Grand Prix at Silverstone with Lotus, as he looks to break his points duck this weekend.

MOTORSPORT: Fernandes could call time at Caterham

Witney Gazette: Tony Fernandes

1:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Tony Fernandes has dropped a broad hint he has bailed out of the Leafield-based Caterham team.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean says he'll keep battling

Witney Gazette: Romain Grosjean at Sepang

1:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

Romain Grosjean is convinced Lotus will get it right after he and teammate Pastor Maldonado again finished out of the points in the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean keen to get back on track

Witney Gazette: Lotus driver Romain Grosjean signs autographs for a young fan at the Canadian Grand Prix

9:30am Wednesday 18th June 2014

ROMAIN Grosjean believes the Austrian Grand Prix’s Spielberg circuit should suit the Enstone-based Lotus cars better on Sunday than the last two tracks they have encountered.

MOTORSPORT: Lotus duo have a day to forget in Canada

Witney Gazette: Romain Grosjean’s race ended on lap four

9:30am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Romain Grosjean and Pas-tor Maldonado had a Cana-dian Grand Prix to forget as the Enstone-based Lotus duo finished out of the points in Montreal on Sunday.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean looks for a repeat of 2012

Witney Gazette: Romain Grosjean is hoping for a repeat of his second place in the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix in this year’s race

3:32pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Romain Grosjean is looking for a repeat of 2012 when he competes in this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

MOTORSPORT: Powell savouring perfect weekend

Witney Gazette: Chipping Norton’s Alice Powell shows her delight after one of her two wins in the F3 Cup at Rockingham on Sunday

3:25pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

Alice Powell is hunting more success after completing an amazing weekend in the F3 Cup.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean's happy with Monaco show

Witney Gazette: MOTORSPORT: Grosjean's happy with Monaco show

2:55pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

Romain Grosjean expressed his satisfaction after finishing eighth in Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, the first time he has completed a race in the principality.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean's aiming for Monaco points

Witney Gazette: Romain Grosjean at Sepang

2:00pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

Lotus driver Romain Gros-jean is aiming to build on the Enstone-based team’s points finish in the Spanish Grand Prix when they race around Monaco’s street circuit this weekend.

MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw misses out on German glory

Witney Gazette: Sean Walkinshaw (21) battles for position in Germany

1:00pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

Chipping Norton’s Sean Walkinshaw just missed out on a brace of top-ten finishes in the first two rounds at the Nurburgring, Germany.

MOTORSPORT: Beer looks to top podium at Brands Hatch

Witney Gazette: Sean Walkinshaw Racing team's Diego Borrelli

11:00am Wednesday 14th May 2014

The Chipping Norton-based Sean Walkinshaw Racing team are targeting its first win of the season when the BRDC Formula 4 campaign resumes at Brands Hatch this weekend.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean in the points for Lotus

Witney Gazette: Lotus’s Romain Grosjean (right) leads former teammate Kimi Raikkonen during Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, where an eighth-placed finish gave the Enstone-based team their first points of the season

10:00am Wednesday 14th May 2014

Romain Grosjean celebrated his 50th grand prix start by scoring the first points of the season for Lotus, thanks to an eighth place finish at the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.

MOTORSPORT: Deadly Dew on song in Brands challenge

Witney Gazette: Alex Dew (No 3) fights it out with Nick Hill (90) at Brands Hatch

6:46pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

Bampton's Alex Dew continued his great run of form with a win and a second place in the second round of the BMW Compact Cup at Brands Hatch.

MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw home in seventh

6:44pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

Chipping Norton’s Fergus Walkinshaw finished seventh in round nine of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Super Cup at Thruxton.

MOTORSPORT: Powell's third in Rockingham bow

Witney Gazette: Alice Powell

6:10pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

Alice Powell said she was determined to ‘keep at it’ after finishing on the podium in the second race in the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series at Rockingham Motor Speedway.

MOTORSPORT: Beer off to a flier on debut

Witney Gazette: Nicolas Beer

7:03pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

Danish teenager Nicolas Beer starred on his debut for the Chipping Norton-based Sean Walkinshaw Racing team in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship opener at Silverstone.

MOTORSPORT: Pastor patches it up with Gutierrez

Witney Gazette: Pastor Maldonado has settled his differences with Esteban Gutierrez after crashing into his car in Bahrain

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Esteban Gutierrez in the wake of their crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

MOTORSPORT: Team boss Walkinshaw happy with new faces

Witney Gazette: Jordan Albert

3:49pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Sean Walkinshaw is backing his new batch of rookies to make an impact in the Formula 4 Championship after completing his driver line-up.

MOTORSPORT: Dew eyes Brands test

Witney Gazette: Alex Dew on his way to his double victory at Donington Park

3:48pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Bampton’s Alex Dew aims to keep up the good work when he competes in the second round of the BMW Compact Cup Championship at Brands Hatch in Kent on Sunday, April 27.

MOTORSPORT: Maldonado calls for a crash probe

Witney Gazette: Lotus’ Pastor Maldonado says questions need to asked after his crash with Esteban Gutierrez

3:43pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado says they will need to assess what happened after he sent Esteban Gutierrez crashing out of the Formula 1 Bah-rain Grand Prix on Sunday.

MOTORSPORT: Lotus chief says they'll get better

Witney Gazette: Romain Grosjean (right) leads Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari in Sunday’s Malyasian Grand Prix and is hoping to be in the points in this weekend’s Bahrain event

6:35pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Lotus deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi is determined that the Enstone-based team will be competitive despite their poor start to the new season.

MOTORSPORT: Signs are good for Lotus

Witney Gazette: Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado leads teammate Romain Grosjean during the Australian Grand Prix, before they were both forced to retire with mechanical problems. They will be hoping for better luck at the Malaysian Grand Prix

5:11pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean says he is looking forward to a straightforward run when the Enstone-based team competes in this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

MOTORSPORT: Kobayashi suffers an unlucky break

Witney Gazette: Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham (left) collides with the rear of Felipe Massa’s Williams at the start of Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix

10:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi expressed his frustration after a serious rear brake failure ended his Australian Grand Prix after a few hundred metres.

MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw hit by double engine woe

Witney Gazette: Sean Walkinshaw had engine trouble in France

12:00pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

Double engine failure during preparation for the opening round of the Euro Formula Open Winter Series at Paul Ricard in France hindered Sean Walkinshaw on his debut in the top class.

MOTORSPORT: Renault reveal concerns

9:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

Renault has admitted it faces an “anxious” start to the Formula 1 season, that begins on March 16.

MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw warms up for season

Witney Gazette: Sean Walkinshaw will compete in European Formula 3 Open in 2014

12:00am Wednesday 12th February 2014

Chipping Norton’s Sean Walkinshaw starts his preparations for the European Formula 3 Open season at Jerez in Spain on Friday.

MOTORSPORT: Show must go on, says Lotus chief

Witney Gazette: Eric Boullier has joined McLaren after resigning from the Enstone-based Lotus team

4:50pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

Lotus owner Gerard Lopez insists the show must go on despite the shock departure of team principal Eric Boullier to Formula 1 rivals McLaren.

MOTORSPORT: Maldonado eyes Lotus challenge

Witney Gazette: Pastor Maldonado says he is glad to be leaving the Grove-based Williams team

4:48pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

Pastor Maldonado has hailed his move to Lotus as a “fantastic opportunity” to prove himself at the wheel of a front-running Formula One car.

Maldonado joins Lotus F1

Witney Gazette: Team switch: Pastor Maldonado is moving Oxfordshire teams

4:33pm Friday 29th November 2013

The Lotus F1 Team today announced that Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado would join the Enstone squad alongside Frenchman Romain Grosjean for the 2014 Formula 1 season.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean jubilant as he takes second spot

Witney Gazette: Lotus driver Romain Grosjean (left) pulls into second next to Red Bull’s Mark Webber as the Australian’s teammate Sebastian Vettel leads the start of the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Sunday

3:41pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

Lotus ace Romain Grosjean admitted he probably had one of his best drives as he finished second in Sunday’s US Grand Prix.

Kovalainen signs for Lotus

Witney Gazette: Kovalainen signs for Lotus

2:12pm Thursday 14th November 2013

Finnish driver Heikki Kovalainen will join Enstone's Lotus F1 Team for the final two races of the 2013 season as a stand-in for regular race driver Kimi Räikkönen, who is undergoing back surgery.

MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw is seventh

5:53pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

Chipping Norton’s Sean Walkinshaw had mixed fortunes as he completed his maiden season in the European F3 Open in Barcelona.

MOTORSPORT: No way back for Raikkonen

5:38pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen has expressed his sadness after he was ruled out of the final two races of the season because of injury.

MOTORSPORT: Powell's delighted by return

6:17pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

Chipping Norton driver Ali-ce Powell expressed her satisfaction after competing in the GP3 season finale in Abu Dhabi.

MOTORSPORT: Messenger wraps up second

6:53pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

Eynsham’s Dave Messenger secured the runners-up berth in the Alfa Romeo Class E Championship in a dramatic double-header finale at Silverstone.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean delighted with Indian display

Witney Gazette: Romain Grosjean

6:51pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

Sebastian Vettel may have clinched his fourth world title with victory in Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix, but Romain Grosjean enjoyed the drive of the day.

MOTORSPORT: Dew takes third place on debut

6:52pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

Bampton's Alex Dew finished third in his maiden BMW Compact Cup Championship season after recording a double podium in the final round at Cadwell Park.

MOTORSPORT: Boullier is forced to say sorry

6:32pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

Eric Boullier, team principal of the Enstone-based Lotus outfit, has apologised for the radio exchange between Kimi Raikkonen and the pit in Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix.

MOTORSPORT: Powell looking to move on up

Witney Gazette: Alice Powell

6:31pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

Alice Powell believes her chances of progressing to a higher level of motorsport next year have been hampered by narrowly missing out on the F3 Cup title, writes David Pritchard.

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