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2dNate Saunders

Ecclestone pushing for Renault buyout of Lotus

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone hoping Lotus makes fast progress in talks with Renault about 2016 buyout after paying £1.5 million to cover wages of 400 staff members.

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5dNate Saunders

Lotus will be even stronger at Monza - Grosjean

Following a podium at the Belgian Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean expects the high-speed Monza circuit promises another strong weekend for Lotus in Italy.

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11dLaurence Edmondson

Lotus keen for Renault deal as bailiffs move in

Lotus trackside operations director Alan Permane says his team would welcome a Renault buyout with "open arms" as it continues to struggle financially despite success on the track.

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31dLaurence Edmondson

Grosjean would back a Renault takeover of Lotus

Romain Grosjean is keen for a Renault takeover of Lotus and believes the team is currently operating below its potential because of a lack of investment.

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40dNate Saunders

Grosjean: Making Q3 a 'miracle' for Lotus

Romain Grosjean says lap which got him into Q2 was "absolutely beautiful" - though he also described Lotus' race pace as "s***".

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48dLaurence Edmondson

Maldonado gives himself an A for effort

Pastor Maldonado believes the results he has scored in the first half of the season have not matched the effort he has put in.

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69dNate Saunders

Palmer not in running for 2016 Lotus seat

Lotus confirms Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean will be at the team until the end of the 2016 season, but hope to keep reigning GP2 champion in third driver role.

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72dESPN Staff

Bottas fastest for Williams on final morning

Finn clocked a 1:10.029 in the FW37, while Nico Rosberg finished the morning third for Mercedes and Fernando Alonso managed just 17 laps in the McLaren MP4-30.

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83dNate Saunders

Lotus hopes to 'come on strong from now on'

Deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi thinks double points finish in Canada is proof Lotus can start forcing its way up the pecking order.

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85dNate Saunders

Lotus hands Palmer five more FP1 outings

Reigning GP2 champion will take the wheel for the first practice session in Austria, Britain, Hungary, Belgium and Italy, as well as the post-race Austria test.

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91dNate Saunders

Grosjean frustrated by unrepentant Verstappen

Frenchman says its natural for rookies to make mistakes but is upset Verstappen seems unwilling to accept responsibility for Monaco crash.

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