Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Lotus flower blooms

Its interesting to me how the Lotus nameplate has been reborn into Formula 1 this season and how they continue to stoke the fires ‘O yesteryear with the continued Team Lotus build-up... As I still can’t decide on whether or not to purchase one of Minichamps 1:18 Lotus 78 Diecasts... Which I assume is part of the brand rebuilding exercise, eh?

The Forgotten Lotus room

And that’s not including the Lotus KV Racing Technology Indy Car that ex-Formula 1 Piloto Takuma Sato is driving this year, albeit having DNF’ed 9-times this season, as I believe that Rookie-of-the-Year would have to be a toss-up between Baguette “N “Simona-Simona...” Uhm? Did somebody say Sandwiches? As I was referring to Bertrand Baguette and Simona de Silvestro respectively, who both seem to be outshining the Japanese Grand Prix driver at the moment.

Then there was the debut of the Lotus GT4 at Laguna Seca during what will always be the Monterey Historics to Mwah, where ex-CART Champion Jimmy Vasser, “Taku-san” (Sato) and Johnny Mowlem debuted the car by running multiple demonstration laps.

Vasser and Sato join Monterey festivities

And that’s not to mention the new Customer F1 Chassis for the wealthy, as a very lucky 25 persons will have the opportunity to own their own Lotus F1 Chassis.

Lotus unveils ‘F1 car’ for the wealthy fan

And lastly, as this weekend’s Italian GP approaches, I’ve just noticed that the Team is billing it as its One-year Anniversary...

Lotus looking forward to one year anniversary at Monza