Due to my continuing commitment to covering all that’s new in liveries of F1, I’m obliged to post this one. But I’m sure I don’t need to tell you right now that I’m not happy about it. Of course, we’ve seen it in photoshopped form before, but here are some actual photos of an actual “Lotus” Renault:
(photo by David Merrett)
The worst part is that they can’t even get it right. Black-and-gold should be an impossible colour scheme to mess up, but trust the team that brought you the ING monstrosity to do just that, with red wing endplates at front and rear that just completely muck up the entire thing. Other than that, it’d be quite nice (although I’d love to see the team actually have to try and justify using an old tobacco livery considering all the farrago over Ferrari last year), but because of what it represents, it actually makes me actively annoyed just to look at it.