Lotus

 
Emerson Fittipaldi was the youngest F1 champion at the age of 25, driving for Lotus in 1972. |  The Lotus25 was the first car with a monocoque chassis in F1. |  The ACBC in the Team Lotus logo stands for Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman. |  The current Lotus badge is owned by investment firm Genii Capital and is run by the Enstone brigade, which was formerly in the guise of Toleman, Benetton and Renault.

FACTFILE

Name: Lotus
Headquarters: Great Britain
No. Of Races: 606
No. Of Wins: 81
No. Of Poles: 107
No. Of Podiums: 197
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  • PROFILE
  • MILESTONES
PROFILE

LotusLotus' birth came around with the vision of legendary designer Colin Chapman, and emerged as a rage in the 1960s and early '70s with star drivers like Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti in its fold, all of whom went on to become world champions.

In its glorious history, Lotus has also attracted several other drivers of note including Graham Hill, Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet and Mika Hakkinen before the operation's performances and the marquee dwindled out in 1994.

After the name was revived in 2010, under the aegis of entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, the badge was at the centre of controversy which involved a bitter battle for the ownership of the name.

Now in the hands of Luxembourg-based investment firm Genii Capital since 2012, Lotus aiming at being a contender for the world championship once again, this time from its base at Enstone.

Currently battling with the enormous costs involved in F1, its future may be in question but its commitment remains firm.

It's a testimony to the commitment to steadily rebuild from the shambles Lotus has been left in and capitalise on its lost glory.

Now powered by Mercedes after a dismal 2014 campaign with Renault, Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado have plenty to look forward to.

MILESTONE
  • YEARS
  • DRIVERS
  • ENGINES
  • GPs
  • CIRCUITS
STATISTICS
YEARS
Year Driver GPs Wins Poles Podiums FLs Points
1958 Alan Stacey, Cliff Allison, Graham Hill, Ivor Bueb 9 0 0 0 0 3
1959 Alan Stacey, Bruce Halford, David Piper, Graham Hill, Innes Ireland 8 0 0 0 0 5
1960 Alan Stacey, Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, David Piper, Innes Ireland, Jim Clark, Jim Hall, John Surtees, Ron Flockhart, Stirling Moss 8 2 4 7 3 37
1961 Cliff Allison, Gaetano Starrabba, Gerry Ashmore, Henry Taylor, Ian Burgess, Innes Ireland, Jim Clark, Jim Hall, Lloyd Ruby, Lucien Bianchi, Masten Gregory, Michael May, Olivier Gendebien, Peter Ryan, Stirling Moss, Tim Parnell, Tony Maggs, Tony Marsh, Trevor Taylor, Willy Mairesse, Wolfgang Seidel 8 3 1 5 2 32
1962 Ernie Pieterse, Heinz Schiller, Innes Ireland, Jack Brabham, Jay Chamberlain, Jim Clark, John Campbell-Jones, Joseph Siffert, Lucien Bianchi, Masten Gregory, Maurice Trintignant, Neville Lederle, Nino Vaccarella, Rob Schroeder, Roger Penske, Tony Shelly, Trevor Taylor, Wolfgang Seidel 9 3 6 4 5 39
1963 Bernard Collomb, Brausch Niemann, Chris Amon, Ernie Pieterse, Hap Sharp, Innes Ireland, Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, Jim Hall, Joseph Siffert, Masten Gregory, Maurice Trintignant, Mike Hailwood, Mike Spence, Pedro Rodriguez, Phil Hill, Rodger Ward, Trevor Taylor 10 7 7 9 6 78
1964 Chris Amon, Gerhard Mitter, Jim Clark, Joseph Siffert, Mike Hailwood, Mike Spence, Moises Solana, Peter Arundell, Peter Revson, Trevor Taylor, Walt Hansgen 10 3 5 5 4 43
1965 Bob Bondurant, Chris Amon, Gerhard Mitter, Giacomo Russo, Innes Ireland, Jim Clark, Mike Hailwood, Mike Spence, Moises Solana, Paul Hawkins, Richard Attwood, Tony Maggs 10 6 6 7 6 60
1966 Giacomo Russo, Jim Clark, Mike Spence, Pedro Rodriguez, Peter Arundell 9 1 2 2 0 21
1967 Chris Irwin, Eppie Wietzes, Giancarlo Baghetti, Graham Hill, Jim Clark, Mike Fisher, Moises Solana, Piers Courage 11 4 9 7 7 50
1968 Bill Brack, Graham Hill, Jackie Oliver, Jim Clark, Joseph Siffert, Mario Andretti, Moises Solana 12 5 5 9 5 62
1969 Graham Hill, Jo Bonnier, Jochen Rindt, John Love, John Miles, Joseph Siffert, Mario Andretti, Pete Lovely, Richard Attwood 11 2 5 7 2 47
1970 Dave Charlton, Emerson Fittipaldi, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, John Love, John Miles, Pete Lovely, Reine Wisell 12 6 3 7 1 59
1971 Dave Charlton, Dave Walker, Emerson Fittipaldi, Pete Lovely, Reine Wisell 11 0 0 3 0 21
1972 Dave Charlton, Dave Walker, Emerson Fittipaldi, Reine Wisell 12 5 3 8 0 61
1973 Dave Charlton, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson 15 7 10 15 7 96
1974 Ian Scheckter, Jacky Ickx, Paddy Driver, Ronnie Peterson, Tim Schenken 15 3 1 6 2 42
1975 Brian Henton, Eddie Keizan, Guy Tunmer, Jacky Ickx, Jim Crawford, John Watson, Ronnie Peterson 14 0 0 1 0 9
1976 Bob Evans, Gunnar Nilsson, Mario Andretti, Ronnie Peterson 16 1 1 5 1 29
1977 Gunnar Nilsson, Mario Andretti 17 5 7 7 5 62
1978 Hector Rebaque, Jean Pierre Jarier, Mario Andretti, Ronnie Peterson 16 8 12 14 7 86
1979 Carlos Reutemann, Hector Rebaque, Mario Andretti 15 0 0 5 0 39
1980 Elio de Angelis, Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell 14 0 0 1 0 14
1981 Elio de Angelis, Nigel Mansell 14 0 0 1 0 22
1982 Elio de Angelis, Geoff Lees, Nigel Mansell 15 1 0 2 0 30
1983 Elio de Angelis, Nigel Mansell 15 0 1 1 1 12
1984 Elio de Angelis, Nigel Mansell 16 0 2 6 0 47
1985 Ayrton Senna, Elio de Angelis 16 3 8 9 3 71
1986 Ayrton Senna, Johnny Dumfries 16 2 8 8 0 58
1987 Ayrton Senna, Satoru Nakajima 16 2 1 8 3 64
1988 Nelson Piquet, Satoru Nakajima 16 0 0 3 0 23
1989 Nelson Piquet, Satoru Nakajima 15 0 0 0 1 15
1990 Derek Warwick, Johnny Herbert, Martin Donnelly 16 0 0 0 0 3
1991 Johnny Herbert, Julian Bailey, Mika Hakkinen 16 0 0 0 0 3
1992 Johnny Herbert, Mika Hakkinen 16 0 0 0 0 13
1993 Alessandro Zanardi, Johnny Herbert, Pedro Lamy 16 0 0 0 0 12
1994 Alessandro Zanardi, Eric Bernard, Johnny Herbert, Mika Salo, Pedro Lamy, Philippe Adams 16 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Heikki Kovalainen, Jarno Trulli 19 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Heikki Kovalainen, Jarno Trulli, Karun Chandhok 19 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Jerome dAmbrosio, Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean 20 1 0 10 3 303
2013 Heikki Kovalainen, Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean 19 1 0 14 2 315
2014 Pastor Maldonado, Romain Grosjean 19 0 0 0 0 10
2015 Pastor Maldonado, Romain Grosjean 19 0 0 1 0 78
Total   606 81 107 197 76 2074

Lotus - HEAD TO HEAD (TEAMS RACED AGAINST)

According to stats...

  • Emerson Fittipaldi was the youngest F1 champion at the age of 25, driving for Lotus in 1972.
  • The Lotus25 was the first car with a monocoque chassis in F1.
  • The ACBC in the Team Lotus logo stands for Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman.
  • The current Lotus badge is owned by investment firm Genii Capital and is run by the Enstone brigade, which was formerly in the guise of Toleman, Benetton and Renault.

QUOTES ON LOTUS

Classic Team Lotus will celebrate and perpetuate the spirit of the marque.
- Clive Chapman, Colin Chapman’s son.



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