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"LOTUS" RETURNS TO FORMULA 1

PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:20 pm

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PostPost by: gordont » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:50 am

a renault / lotus... urrgh
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:24 pm

They got engaged working on the Europa together in the late '60's, and then married in early 1983, (a couple of months after Colin Chapman died.)
Lotus divorced Renault at a Formula 1 track in late 1986.
I, for one, am glad to see the Alliance (sic) return.

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:30 pm

Which one, Team Lotus Renault, or Lotus Renault GP? :? For 15 years we had zero Lotus cars on the F1 grid, now we have four, pending the predictable legal battles.

The arguments raging about this on some internet boards are really something.
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:52 am

Hello Mike,
Let them arguments rage ! Four Lotuses on the grid sounds good to me. "Red Bull" did it years ago.

Doubles Our chances....GO "LOTUS" !

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:09 pm

Team Lotus entered four F1 cars in a GP when I was a little younger. In those days there was only one manufacturer involved though. :twisted:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:12 pm

1964 S1 wrote:Hello Mike,
Let them arguments rage ! Four Lotuses on the grid sounds good to me. "Red Bull" did it years ago.

Doubles Our chances....GO "LOTUS" !

Eric


Unfortunately none of these entries have anything what_so_ever to do with "our" understanding of Lotus. :evil:
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PostPost by: dougweall » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:18 pm

elansprint71 wrote:
1964 S1 wrote:Hello Mike,
Let them arguments rage ! Four Lotuses on the grid sounds good to me. "Red Bull" did it years ago.

Doubles Our chances....GO "LOTUS" !

Eric


Unfortunately none of these entries have anything what_so_ever to do with "our" understanding of Lotus. :evil:


Very true Pete, but at least it puts the LOTUS name back into the limelight of the broader public and I agree 4 LOTI to cheer in F1.
However I am not a big F1 fan these days. Like the thought of all the other Lotus idea's for sportscar racing though.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:59 pm

Lotus Racing have now completely rebranded themselves to "Team Lotus" complete with the Yellow/Green ACBC logo, see www.teamlotus.co.uk

I don't get Group Lotus & their stance with Team Lotus. :roll:
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:43 pm

Even those most intimately involved are having a rough time getting their minds wrapped around this subject.

http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/2499 ... eat-shame/
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:26 pm

I really can't see any good coming out of this fiasco, every time I read about F1 these days it reminds me why I lost all interest the day the Lotus cars stopped being black with gold lines.

On a completely different subject I really can't see the Proton car manufacturing factory in Norfolk riding out the current financial crisis now that they have abandoned what they do best, i.e. construct small, light, (almost) affordable sports cars and gone into bat against Porsche, Lambo, Ferrari, etc. making big heavy expensive GTs.
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PostPost by: Coupe » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:19 am

On a completely different subject I really can't see the Proton car manufacturing factory in Norfolk riding out the current financial crisis now that they have abandoned what they do best, i.e. construct small, light, (almost) affordable sports cars and gone into bat against Porsche, Lambo, Ferrari, etc. making big heavy expensive GTs.[/quote]

You forgot to add 'loss making small, light, affordable sports cars'.
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