Living up to the Lotus legacy

Living up to the Lotus legacy

Every month autosport.com brings you a feature from the latest edition of F1 Racing. This week Alan Henry takes a look at the legacy of Colin Chapman's iconic Lotus marque and how Tony Fernandes and Mike Gascoyne plan to live up to it

Will they be a new ‘British Ferrari’ or echo the impoverished team that limped into the 1990s? Alan Henry examines the difficult challenge facing Lotus F1 Racing in 2010

Somehow, the flickering images that survive on shaking cine film seem to say it all. The spindly green Lotus 25 with its central yellow stripe topped off by the dark-blue helmeted Jim Clark in his light-blue cotton Dunlop racing overalls projected an iconic image that embodied everything magical about mid-1960s F1.

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