First Lotus F1 Car In Fifteen Years Spied Lapping Silverstone

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After fifteen years, Lotus will return to Formula One this season with this car, spied undergoing its first test at Silverstone. No details 'til Friday, but damn is it good to see green and yellow in F1 again. [Autosport]

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I hope everyone understands that the company that is Lotus F-1 only has very, very, very thin ties to the company that builds the Elise. Basically, they are both owned by some Malaysian conglomerates that are loosely affiliated. That's about it. From what I've heard the Lotus cars guys weren't thrilled when these guys popped up as there is fear that the may hurt the brand if they don't perform.