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1992: Team Lotus

Following the end of their Camel sponsorship deal in 1991, Lotus switched back to their original racing green and yellow colours, on a predominantly white livery that in any year that didn’t also contain the 7up Jordan might have been the strongest of the lot. But in 1992 they went even better, [Read More]

January 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

1987: Camel Lotus Honda

If you’re finally getting rid of the John Player Special livery, you’d better be replacing it with something pretty damned good – and to be fair, that’s exactly what Lotus did. It probably helps that this is given iconic status by the presence of Ayrton Senna, but this is still an excellent [Read More]

January 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

1972: John Player Special Lotus

It could only be, really. A sponsor partnership that would last, on and off, for over a decade, and still perhaps the most iconic F1 livery there has ever been. It’s not just that the black and gold are absolutely beautiful together – although they are – but that this is the first ever black [Read More]

January 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

1968: Gold Leaf Team Lotus

There’s really only one place to start with the first year of sponsorship liveries: the one that started the whole crazy trend off. But aside from its place in history, the Gold Leaf Lotus car is still an iconic one to this day; the red, white and gold colour scheme is hugely appealing and [Read More]

January 12, 2017 // 2 Comments

I know Lotus, and you, sir, are no Lotus

Right, then. You could all probably imagine I was going to comment on this at some point. So. Here is a picture of a potential 2011 livery (although, as I’ll explain, I don’t believe it’s actually going to run next year) for the Team Formerly Known As [Read More]

December 9, 2010 // 13 Comments

Back to Black for Lotus

Well, this is interesting. As regular readers will know, I’m a huge, huge fan of the 2010 Lotus livery – I think it’s the best one not only on this year’s grid, but quite possibly on any year’s grid for the last decade. So I can’t really see any reason for them [Read More]

November 11, 2010 // 10 Comments

Sponsors and Formula One

In the first of a handful of guest articles coming up here on F1 Colours, Mark Martin of moneysupermarket.com – they of the current Nigel Mansell-led advertising campaign – talks about the changing face of F1 sponsorship, and the ever-shifting trends of the sort of companies that [Read More]

October 28, 2010 // 5 Comments

Livery Histories #1 : Lotus

The first article in this series was originally going to be about Jordan Grand Prix, but following the news about a new Lotus team’s planned entry into F1 in 2010, I couldn’t help but get thinking about Lotus liveries. After all, of all the new teams entering next year, Lotus is the [Read More]

November 13, 2009 // 15 Comments

The Top 25 F1 Liveries of All Time : #10

So, we’re a day behind. Sorry about that – personal reasons meant that I wasn’t able to sit down and write this yesterday. So I’ll try and catch up at some point – I’m thinking that what I might do now is post four this week, five next week, then next weekend do [Read More]

February 5, 2008 // 5 Comments