Wednesday , 22 November 2017
Renault Sport F1
Renault Sport F1

Lotus 2015 – Head to Head

Lotus, the lowest team with a podium finish and the only team that for 2016 have an entirely new driver partnership making this comparison fairly useless.

Position Driver Wins Podiums Poles Fastest Laps Points
11 Romain Grosjean 0 1 0 0 51
14 Pastor Maldonado 0 0 0 0 27

Not too much between the drivers in terms of championship position, but Grosjean had one podium finish and almost twice the points of Maldonado.

Driver Race Finish Started Ahead Qualified Ahead Faster Race Lap
Romain Grosjean 5 16 17 7
Pastor Maldonado 2 3 2 7

When you put the two drivers head to head there is a very big difference. There were only seven races where both drivers raced to the flag, but Grosjean was ahead in five of them. Fastest laps are dead even at seven each, but in qualifying Grosjean destroyed Maldonado. Grosjean was the most dominant qualifier over his teammate in 2015 and Maldonado is no slouch.

Driver Out of Q1 Out of Q2 Into Q3
Romain Grosjean 0 7 12
Pastor Maldonado 3 12 4

Grosjean was one of just four drivers to never drop out of Q1 in 2015, the others being Ricciardo, Rosberg and Hamilton. Grosjean also had an impressive number of Q3s, 12 compared to Maldonado’s four.

Driver Average Qualifying Average Finish Top 10s Retirements
Romain Grosjean 9.84 8.62 10 6
Pastor Maldonado 12.42 9.90 5 9

Quite a big difference again, Grosjean very clearly ahead in the average qualifying position but it’s a lot closer in the average finish. Both had a lot of retirements due to poor reliability and accidents, but Grosjean only finished a race outside of the points three times, Maldonado four.

For 2016 Grosjean will be racing for the new Haas team alongside Gutierrez. Maldonado was due to race for Renault but was dropped after sponsors failed to pay, replaced by Kevin Magnussen.

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