When did Lotus Racing return to Formula One?
Lotus in Formula One. Team Lotus, a sister company of Lotus Cars, competed in Formula One between 1958 and 1994, winning seven constructors’ titles and six drivers’ titles between 1963 and 1978. The Lotus name returned to Formula One in 2010 through Tony Fernandes’s Lotus Racing team, which used the name on licence from Group Lotus.
What was the name of the F1 team in 2012?
Three teams changed their names for 2012: Team Lotus became known as Caterham (top); Renault was renamed as Lotus (middle); and Virgin Racing changed its name to Marussia (bottom).
Where did the Lotus E20 get its name?
The Lotus E20 is a Formula One racing car designed and produced by the Enstone-based Lotus F1 Team for the 2012 Formula One season. The E20 was the twentieth Formula One car to be designed at Enstone since 1992, and was named in tribute to the contribution made by the facility and its personnel in their twenty-year history.
When did Lotus E20 suspension system come out?
The Lotus E20 was planned to feature a “reactive ride height” suspension system — a mechanical device designed to maintain ride height under braking — at the start of the 2012 season. Lotus (and formerly both their immediate predecessors, Lotus Renault GP and Renault F1 Team) had been developing the system since January 2010.
How many pole positions does Lotus F1 have?
Full name Lotus F1 Team Points 706 Pole positions 0 Fastest laps 4 Final entry 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Why did Kimi Raikkonen leave Ferrari for Lotus?
Kimi Raikkonen’s performances for Lotus were so good that he almost bankrupted them thanks to a performance clause. After leaving Ferrari at the end of 2009, Raikkonen took a break from Formula 1 and went to compete in rallying, as well as appearing in NASCAR.
Where did Lotus finish in the Malaysian Grand Prix?
After Räikkönen was penalised for impeding Nico Hülkenberg in qualifying and Grosjean failed to make Q3, the Malaysian Grand Prix saw Lotus sit only 10th and 11th on the starting grid. They ultimately finished 7th and 6th respectively.