January 13, 2011
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Lotus-Renault have shown their livery on last year's R30
Lotus-Renault have given the world an indication of the livery they will be using for the 2011 season, by applying it to last year’s Renault R30.
As we already know, it is mainly black and gold, based off the JPS Lotus livery from the 1970’s and 1980’s. However, this new livery features no sponsors on the main chassis of the car, instead moving the logos to the nosecone, turning vanes, and the rear wing.
How the livery would look without red endplates (copyright unknown)
It was launched earlier today at the Autosport International show, by Vitaly Petrov, Eric Boullier, Jean Alesi (the team’s new racing ambassador) and Clive Chapman, the son of the legendary Colin Chapman. The Chapman family have recently pushed their support behind the Lotus-Renault group, rather than Tony Fernandes’ outfit, despite the fact that the 2010 Lotus team own the rights to the Lotus name.
Personally, the idea of the livery is good, but unfortunately the Total colours on the endplates and mirrors completely ruin the design.