Both Lotus Formula One cars were forced to retire after first lap damage at Monza, but Pastor Maldonado’s car took a slightly more significant hit, despite Did Pastor Maldonado Crash Today? not ruling it as his fault.

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The last time I had a car with wheels that looked like that, it was a Cozy Coupe.

As a conoisseur of fine toys, I’m 100% fine with Formula Cozy Coupe being a thing, however, they probably shouldn’t share track space with F1 cars. Cozy Coupes aren’t exactly known for their handling or speed.

Regardless, having two broken cars isn’t what Lotus needs at the moment, with all sorts of financial issues at play there. Even their traditionally snarky Twitter presence was noticeably bummed:

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Poor Lotus. (Figuratively and literally.)


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