CLASSIC TEAM LOTUS F1™

Hethel Industrial Estate, Potash Lane, Hethel, Norfolk, NR14 8EY

Tottenham Lane, Hornsey N8 9DP

Colin Chapman established Lotus Engineering Ltd in 1952 at Hornsey, UK , but later moved to RAF Hethel which is where they reside today. Team Lotus was the motorsport sister company of English sports car manufacturer Lotus Cars and Team Lotus was split off from Lotus Engineering in 1954. The team ran cars in many motorsport categories including Formula One, Formula Two, Formula Ford, Formula Junior, IndyCar, and sports car racing. More than ten years after its last race, Team Lotus remained one of the most successful racing teams of all time, winning seven Formula One Constructors' titles, six Drivers' Championships, and the Indianapolis 500 in the United States between 1962 and 1978. Under the direction of founder and chief designer Colin Chapman, Lotus was responsible for many innovative and experimental developments in critical motorsport, in both technical and commercial arenas. 

NOTABLE DRIVERS:

* Stirling Moss

* Jim Clark

* Graham Hill

* Jochen Rindt 

* Emerson Fittipaldi

* Mario Andretti

* Nigel Mansell

* Ayrton Senna 

* Nelson Piquet 

* Mika Hakkinen

WHATS THERE NOW..

Today, Lotus Cars Still resides at the Hethel Base in Norfolk, where the production of sporty road cars is overseen. 

11 Tottenham Court Road Hornsey, where Chapman first started Lotus Racing is now a Jewsons Builders merchants

For all Your Classic Team Lotus Formula1™ Models, Teamwear and artwork check out www.formulamodelshop.co.uk here

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