Pic Of The Week: Proper Lotus F1

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With yesterday's news that the tug of war over the use of Lotus name in F1 has at last been settled, a part of the indignity suffered by that once-great badge is over.

But it does throw into sharp relief the fact that the Lotus name - whichever F1 team has been bearing it - isn't covering itself in glory these days (though we wonder what a certain R Kubica would be doing behind the wheel of the black-and-gold Renault).

And that's a shame when you consider that, for whole chunks of the 1960s and 1970s, Colin Chapman's Team Lotus dominated the sport of F1.

So let's remember Lotus this way, with the magnificent Ronnie Peterson at the helm of the revolutionary Lotus 72 on his way to winning the 1973 French GP.

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  • dingocooke 07 Nov 2011

    grahamw48 said:
    .............with all due respect to the guys in Norfolk, Colin Chapman WAS Lotus......
    +1 on that, I think Chapman's passion for innovation was the major force behind Team Lotus

  • freedman 07 Nov 2011

    thewheelman said:
    Boring!

    Now if you want a real Lotus picture, with an absolute legend, then try this on for size.......
    Yes that is a great picture, but seriously it bears no comparison to Ronnie doing his thing in a 72

  • Sgt^Roc 07 Nov 2011

    mybrainhurts said:
    This is what F1 should be like...

    If so, I might get interested again..
    Yeah... the big venue circuits appear to be the main importance not the racing, watch MotoGP the racing is awesome.

  • marcosgt 07 Nov 2011

    thewheelman said:
    Boring!

    Now if you want a real Lotus picture, with an absolute legend, then try this on for size.......
    Yeah, a bloke sitting behind a car, sooooo much more thrilling... biggrin

    M.

  • thewheelman 07 Nov 2011

    Boring!

    Now if you want a real Lotus picture, with an absolute legend, then try this on for size.......

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