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Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Team Lotus is undoubtedly one of the most admired and successful racing teams of all time  known for its innovation, pioneering spirit, groundbreaking designs and technical and engineering prowess.

Founded by Colin Chapman in 1954, the brilliant and innovative structural engineer who also established Lotus Engineering Ltd in the UK in 1952, Team Lotus was fast to achieve success and went on to change the future of racing-car design. All those committed to evolving the brand

 – from Chapman to the drivers, designers, and engineers –

deserve credit for their incredible skill and dedication in furthering the sport.

Lotus 49 1967 with G Hill and C Chapman.
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The many categories in which Team Lotus raced and enjoyed success include sports car racing, Formula One, Formula Ford, Formula Junior, and IndyCar racing. Among key achievements, Team Lotus counts: 

  • 74 Grand Prix wins

  • 6 World Drivers’ Championships wins

  • 7 Constructors’ Championships wins 

  • The Indianapolis 500 


Some of the legendary drivers most closely associated with Team Lotus include Jim Clark, Dan Gurney, Graham Hill, Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell, Jo Siffert, and Jochen Rindt. Many of them had Grand Prix wins with Team Lotus and the name remains a classic to this day.