Lotus announce February 12th launch date

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Today’s spate of F1 launch announcements continues: Lotus is the latest team to confirm its 2010 launch date. It will show its car for the first time on February 12th. The car will make its first track appearance on February 17th. Team boss Tony Fernandes revealed on Twitter the team will fire the car’s engines … Continue reading Lotus announce February 12th launch date

Lotus F1 driver announcement on Monday

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The new Lotus F1 team will reveal its 2010 F1 driver line-up on Monday. Jarno Trulli has long been linked with one of the seats. He has worked with Lotus’s chief technical director Mike Gascoyne several times before, often during the most successful parts of Trulli’s career: at Jordan in 2000, at Renault in 2003 … Continue reading Lotus F1 driver announcement on Monday

Model hints at 2010 colour scheme for 1Malaysia / Lotus F1 car

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The FIA announced today that Lotus will get the final place on the 2010 F1 grid. The Malaysian government has backed the bid and the entry was made by a company called “1Malaysia F1 Team”. 1Malaysia is an initiative of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, intended to promote unity among Malaysians. This brightly-coloured car … Continue reading Model hints at 2010 colour scheme for 1Malaysia / Lotus F1 car

F1 car and driver highlights at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Formula 1 cars from at least 14 different constructors will be demonstrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. They include a special tribute to Williams, Lewis Hamilton in one of Ayrton Senna’s old McLarens, the largest collection of Silver Arrows and, of course, plenty of modern F1 cars. Here’s a run-down of the … Continue reading F1 car and driver highlights at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Lotus Formula 1 cars in pictures (Autosport International 2009)

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The car in which Ayrton Senna scored his first Grand Prix victory was one of four Lotuses on display at Autosport International. Senna won the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix in the Renault turbo-powered 97T. One of the revolutionary 49s was also on display. This car introduced the Cosworth DFV power plant and the concept of … Continue reading Lotus Formula 1 cars in pictures (Autosport International 2009)