Lotus built racing bolide for “Mad Max”

June 12, 2015 at 15:50

As a promotion team Lotus F1 and Warner Bros have built a unique concept car; Formula 1 called Lotus Mad Max Hybrid, which is equipped with a hybrid power plant, and flamethrowers, and is defended by spiked wheels.
Promotional force pilots Lotus Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado took part in the shootings.

Lotus Mad Max Hybrid picture

Lotus Mad Max Hybrid pics


Lotus doesn’t support client cars in Formula-1

June 10, 2015 at 15:37

Managers of Lotus F1 are set strongly against plans to allow the use of client cars, which said yesterday Bernie Ecclestone.
The topic was actively discussed at the recent meeting of the Strategic Group, but teams like Force India, Sauber and Lotus now strongly opposed this measure.

Lotus E21 pics

Lotus E21 image

Lotus revealed a new Formula 1 car with the engine of Mercedes

April 21, 2015 at 16:39

Team of the Lotus Formula 1 published the first official image of the car, which will take part in the 2015 season. The machine, which received index E23, slightly changed color and got a new nose cone. As was previously known, starting this year on the car will be used Lotus engines Mercedes-Benz, and not Renault.

2015 Lotus E23 pics

2015 Lotus E23 image

FIA has confirmed the legality of the new Lotus E22

April 12, 2015 at 17:59

The new Formula 1 race car team Lotus appeared built in full compliance with the rules of the World Cup. This was stated by race director of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) Charlie Whiting in a conversation with a reporter edition Autohebdo.
Rivals British band confused double nose landing gear E22: competitors have suggested that the car breaks technical regulations. Charlie Whiting has denied these suspicions. Lotus is the letter of the rules.

Lotus E22 pics

Lotus E22 image

The legality of the new Lotus E22 Formula-1 is questioned

April 8, 2015 at 17:46

Lotus’s opponents have questioned the legality of the double nose, which is equipped with the new machine are the British stables. According to Auto Motor und Sport, the competing teams were sent to the International Automobile Federation (FIA) several requests with the requirement to clarify the legality of the construction Lotus E22. As a federation has responded to these appeals, is not specified.

Lotus E22 pics

Lotus E22 image

Engineers predicted handling difficulty of the bolide Lotus E22

April 5, 2015 at 17:37

The creator of a Formula 1 car Skalabroni Enrique said that the new machine Lotus team will be difficult to manage. In an interview with Omnicorse Argentine engineer explained that difficulties arise because of the irregular shape of the nose fairing. According to experts, the double nose of the car E22 provokes understeer, unstable behavior during rapid changes in the direction and unpredictable reactions to the actions of the pilots. Designer compared two ridges in front of the car with fins, pointing out that when you turn they will create a large torque.

Lotus E22 picture

Lotus E22 pics

Lotus E22 car for Formula 1 got a double nose

April 1, 2015 at 17:28

The new Formula 1 race car Lotus got custom design nose fairing. In front of the car is not a central part E22: on-site nose engineers have left a hole that allows air flow under the bottom of the machine. On the sides of the resulting opening there were two racks which formed the so-called double nose. At the moment, the team from Enstone is the only member of Formula 1 with a similar layout of the front of the car.

Lotus E22 pics

Lotus E22 image