The designs have been labelled ugly - but were introduced to improve safety
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Tuesday 01 February 2011
Renault F1 chairman Gerard Lopez dismissed concern yesterday that his Lotus-backed team's new black and gold livery could fall foul of anti-tobacco legislation.
Thursday 23 December 2010
Despite earning 27 points to team-mate Robert Kubica's 136 last season Russia's first grand prix driver, Vitaly Petrov, has signed a two-year contract extension at Lotus-Renault that will take him to the end of the 2012 season.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
The ongoing battle over the Lotus name in Formula One has today scaled new heights with Group Lotus joining forces with Renault.
Thursday 25 November 2010
"Creating art that has never been done before is the reason I get out of bed in the morning," diminutive U2 frontman Paul "Bono" Hewson has informed The New York Times, before comparing his latest work with that of Rilke, William Blake, Wim Wenders and Roy Lichtenstein. The project in question? Spider-Man, the musical, which begins previews on Broadway next week after a postponement for extra rehearsals. The man Tony Blair thought would make a better Prime Minister than Gordon Brown – a singer, activist, hotelier, sometime newspaper editor and leading investor in "arguably the worst run institutional fund of any size in the United States" – went on, "If the only wows you get from Spider-Man are visual, special-effect, spectacular-type wows, and not wows from the soul and the heart, we will all think that we've failed." Perhaps anticipating more critical "hmms" than "wows", Paul plans to be in Australia when the curtain rises on the first performance.
Wednesday 24 November 2010
Trevor Taylor had a reputation for being unlucky, a hard charger whose "number two" Lotus always seemed to be the one that went wrong, or to whom the big accidents always happened. Blessed with the affability of the Yorkshireman, he was a man at peace with himself and his racing achievements – a one-time hell raiser, long since tamed, who loved to talk as much about his children as he did his days in the driving seat.
Sunday 14 November 2010
Peter Warr: Racing driver and team manager who nurtured the careers of Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna
Saturday 30 October 2010
Peter Warr was best known for his management of the Lotus, Wolf and Fittipaldi Formula 1 teams in the Seventies and Eighties.
Saturday 16 October 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
Lotus Racing is to be rebranded Team Lotus from next season as the marque rediscovers its roots.
Sunday 23 May 2010
The Lotus Elise is back, and yes, it's as good as ever
Sunday 09 May 2010
Sunday 28 March 2010
Ben Garside wants a used car and has sent me a list: Ford Puma, Mark 2 VW Golf GTI, Toyota Celica 1.8 petrol, the 130hp turbo-diesel versions of the previous-model Seat Ibiza, Skoda Fabia, and VW Polo. However, his point is that most of the petrol hot hatches he has considered have poor fuel economy – under 40mpg – which Ben finds hard to accept, having driven a diesel and got 50+ mpg, as well as good performance.
Monday 01 March 2010
Lotus Racing head into the new Formula One season with their only concern surrounding their lack of pace.
Thursday 18 February 2010
Lotus has introduced a series of improvements for what it is already describing – in February 2010 – as the 2011 model year Elise.
Wednesday 17 February 2010
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel was quickest in Formula One pre-season testing today but much of the session was again disrupted by rain.
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