Following Lotus and Cosworth’s return to F1 this year, it sounds like the two companies have big plans for the future. As well as their recent agreement to jointly further develop the Toyota engines Lotus use in the Elise and Evora road cars, today they announced a return to the American Indycar series.
The two have teamed up with the existing KV Racing Technology team and will join the grid for the first USA round of this years series. The car will be in the traditional Green and Yellow Lotus colours, and will have Takuma Sato behind the wheel.
This isn’t the first time Lotus has raced in Indycar of course, back in the 60’s they were a common sight with Jim Clarke winning the Indy 500 in ‘65.