As far the eye could see there were cars, with seemingly every fourth one a Lotus – Elans, Eclats, Esprits, Elites, and so many Elises and Exiges they were barely worth remarking on. Unfortunately, this wasn’t Snetterton and the Classic Team Lotus Festival. This was the two-hour traffic jam on the A11 leading to the event.
For years, the iconic British Racing Green and yellow colours of Lotus were visible only in history books, classic race car rallies and the dusty memories of nostalgic fans – but this year they’re back with a vengeance.
Almost four decades after the glory days of Jim Clark and Colin Chapman, the famous green and yellow of Lotus will return to the Indianapolis 500 thanks to a deal with KV Racing to field Takuma Sato for this IndyCar season.