Rumor has it that Lotus, having partnered with both Cosworth and KV Racing, intends to participate in this years IndyCar Series. Following news that Lotus and Cosworth would once again work together on both road going and racing cars, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the UK based automaker would want another shot at Indy... [read more]

In 1963, at the wheel of the Lotus 25, Jim Clark finished second at the Indianapolis 500, after oil left on the track by eventual race winner, Parnelli Jones, prevented him from taking the lead. Two years later, this time at the wheel of the Lotus 38, Clark won the 500. He had to miss that years Monaco Grand Prix in order to race at Indianapolis, however he made history as he was the first person to win the 500 in a mid-engined car.

Skip to 2010. The collabortation between Lotus and KV Racing has been described as both technical and commercial, however it is unclear what exactly Lotus intends to do, as the current crop of IndyCars are not only powered by Honda, but essentially a spec racing series.

Perhaps the collaboration will allow Lotus, Cosworth and KV Racing to test a new engine/chassis package for the next generation IndyCar? Time will tell. But what we do know, is that the Lotus badged car will make its racing debut at the Honda Grand Prix of St.Petersburg on March 28th, with ex-Honda F1 driver Takuma Sato at the wheel.

Editorial: Justin W. Coffey
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