Caterham Gets Taste Of Formula 1 At British Grand Prix

Team Lotus F1 with Caterham

British sports car maker Caterham is to see its logo adorning the side pods of the Team Lotus Formula 1 cars for this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Caterham was acquired by the same company that owns Team Lotus, part-owned by Malaysian Air Asia entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, in April.  Since then, the Air Asia team in the F1 feeder GP2 formula racing series has been rebadged Caterham Team Air Asia and a special edition Seven road car has been launched to celebrate the union.

Now the little car maker gets to go big time with its name emblazoned down the side of the historic F1 team’s green and yellow F1 cars, driven by Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli.

Caterham Cars was founded in the 1960s by Graham Nearn to act as a dealership for the Lotus Seven designed by Colin Chapman, who himself went into F1 in 1954.

Caterham acquired exclusive rights to build the Seven in 1973 and over the years the Seven has evolved into an iconic sportscar in its own right.

Team Lotus retained the rights to use that name after a High Court dispute with Group Lotus, makers of Lotus cars and original owners of the Seven.

Team Lotus F1 with Caterham


RELATED POSTS

This is Porsche 911's Alter Ego from the past, the rally winning 953
2015 MINI John Cooper Works spied for the first time
Citroën C4 Cactus production model stays true to the concept
Simon Cowell buys a Jaguar Eagle Speedster, calls it the most beautiful car in the world
Trion Nemesis is another wild supercar project promising 2000+ horsepower
Skoda unveils Yeti, Octavia and Superb Tour de France limited editions
Are you planning to sell your car? Read this first
Crash, bang, wallop: What to do if you prang your motor
Mercedes G 500 4x4² concept is a near series show car
Luxury cars to look out for in 2017
Winter fun: British snowboarder breaks Guinness World Record for fastest speed on a snowboard towed ...
3 Epic scenic routes to visit in Europe and how to prepare for them
Tags: , , , ,