This is the 2015 Renault I mean wait no not Renault they don't have Renault engines and they're still calling themselves Lotus. Ahem. This is the 2015 Lotus F1 car. It looks mega rad.
At first, I was a bit skeptical of Pirelli's plans to test new 18-inch wheels on a Lotus F1 car. Sure, 18 inches of wheel isn't exactly nuts on a production car, but I'd grown up with the piddly little 13-inchers surrounded by fat donuts of tires. But after seeing them pounding around the track, they look fantastic.
Well, it's happened. F1 is testing their new tire design, which features relatively normal 18-inch wheels with smaller tires, as opposed to the ridiculously large tires on tiny 13-inch wheels. It's breaking my brain.
Back in February, the Lotus F1 team's often irreverent Twitter account shot out a tweet pronouncing its support of gay athletes at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The tweet was deleted, and Lotus apologized for the "unauthorised" tweet. Now its former brand director is saying he was fired for it.
Just when you thought the 2014 Formula-1 season couldn't get more exciting, Lotus F1 introduced its latest car with a completely different double-nose design.
Lotus unveiled the first 2013 F1 car today, their E21. As you can see, it still has the duckbill nose. More importantly, it has the best steering wheel in the world.
The incredibly confusing mess of the two Team Loti in Formula One has, as expected, apparently been resolved at an FIA meeting. From next year on, the gold-and-black Lotus cars will be called Lotuses, while the yellow-and-green Lotus cars will be called Caterhams.
The artists behind the light graffiti cars are back with a few of this season's F1 cars photographed at the British Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton surely couldn't wreck a car made of light.
Warsaw’s Verva Street Racing festival has officially made the Polish capital the coolest car city in Central Europe, with 110 cars racing on a street circuit in the middle of town. Famous car people were also in attendance: joining the six vintage Lotus F1 racers were, among others, Jay Kay and the artist formerly…
This year's Formula 1 grid features Team Lotus racing against Lotus Renault GP, with both sides hiring as many lawyers as engineers. At his Grand Prix blog, Joe Saward constructed this handy chart showing the complicated peerage. Although I think Peter's is a bit more simplified, this tells an entirely different…
When a driver wins an F1 race, the national anthem of the team's country and the driver's country is played during the podium ceremony. So what anthem's played if Lotus Racing wins a race? God Save The Queen? Nope.
Here's a first look at the designed-from-the-ground-up car Lotus will return to F1 in next year.