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The Lotus 102 was a car that the Lotus team competed in Formula One from 1990 to 1992.

HistoryEdit

1990Edit

For the 1990 season, both drivers Nelson Piquet and Satoru Nakajima from the previous season would be replaced by Derek Warwick and Martin Donnelly, making it a double-British line-up. Lotus changed their engine supplier from Judd to Lamborghini.

However, Lotus went struggling throughout the season, scoring only 3 points, its lowest since 1958. Warwick scored all three points with a 6th place in Canada and a 5th place in Hungary. Donnelly did not score any points.

It was the unreliability of the Lamborghini 3512 engine which costed Lotus in 1990, and the performance of the car resulted in the departure of Camel sponsorship.

At the Spanish Grand Prix, Martin Donnelly had a horrible crash at Turn 12 during qualifying. The injuries were so severe that he would be replaced by Johnny Herbert for the remainder of the season.

Fortunately, in December 1990, Peter Collins and Peter Wright bought the team.

1991Edit

Lotus designed a B-spec version of the 102 for the 1991 season. The heavy and unreliable Lamborghini V12 engine would be replaced by the Judd EV V8 engine.

The drivers were Finnish rookie Mika Häkkinen and British Julian Bailey. Lotus' first points finish came at 1991 San Marino Grand Prix, where Häkkinen and Bailey both finished 5th and 6th respectively. After this race, the team did not score any further points throughout the season.

After the Monaco Grand Prix, Bailey left the team and he was replaced fellow Brit Johnny Herbert. Meanwhile Herbert had commitments with the Japanese Formula 3000, German driver Michael Bartels filled in the seats for the German, Hungarian, Italian and Spanish Grands Prix, only failing to qualify four times.

The Lotus 102C specification incorporated an Isuzu V12 engine that had been developed throughout the season. But, the 102C never raced.

1992Edit

Lotus upgraded their 102 car to a D-spec version for the 1992 season. Being fitted with a Ford Cosworth HBA5 V8 engine, the car was used for the first 5 races of the season. Herbert and Häkkinen scored points in the first two races of the season with the 102D chassis. It was replaced by the Lotus 107 for the rest of the season.

Complete Formula One ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One Results
YearDriverTyre12345678910111213141516
1990 Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Mexico Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain Flag of Japan Flag of Australia
United Kingdom Warwick G RetRet7thRet6th10th11thRet8th5th11thRetRetRetRetRet
United Kingdom Donnelly RetRet8thRetRet8th12thRetRet7th12thRetRetDNS
United Kingdom Herbert RetRet
1991 Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Mexico Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain Flag of Japan Flag of Australia
Finland Häkkinen G 13th9th5thRetRet9thDNQ12thRet14thRet14th14thRetRet19th
United Kingdom Bailey DNQDNQ6thDNQ
United Kingdom Herbert DNQ10th10th14th7thRetRet11th
Germany Bartels DNQDNQDNQDNQ
1992 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of Spain Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Japan Flag of Australia
Finland Häkkinen G 9th6th10thRetDNQ
United Kingdom Herbert 6th7thRetRet

NotesEdit

Quotes Edit

"John, those brake ducts shaking around a lot." Andrew Marriott to John Watson. Eurosport. First Qualifying. 1990 San Marino Grand Prix.

"Well it is a Lotus Andrew, but probably shouldn't shake that much" John Watson to Andrew Marriott. Eurosport. First Qualifying. 1990 San Marino Grand Prix.

V T E 1990 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Tyrrell • Williams • Brabham • Arrows • Lotus • Osella • Leyton House • AGS • Benetton • Dallara • Minardi • Ligier • McLaren • Lola • Coloni • EuroBrun • Onyx • Life
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Judd • Lamborghini • Renault • Subaru
Drivers Prost • 2 Mansell • 3 Nakajima • 4 Alesi • 5 Boutsen • 6 Patrese • 7 Foitek • 7 D. Brabham • 8 Modena • 9 Alboreto • 10 Schneider • 10 Caffi • 11 Warwick • 12 Donnelly • 12 Herbert • 14 Grouillard • 15 Gugelmin • 16 Capelli • 17 Tarquini • 18 Dalmas • 19 Nannini • 19 Moreno • 20 Piquet • 21 Morbidelli • 21 Pirro • 22 De Cesaris • 23 Martini • 24 Barilla • 24 Morbidelli • 25 Larini • 26 Alliot • 27 Senna • 28 Berger • 29 Bernard • 30 Suzuki • 31 Gachot • 33 Moreno • 34 Langes • 35 Johansson • 35 Foitek • 36 Lehto • 39 G. Brabham • 39 Giacomelli
Other Drivers Dumfries • McNish • Montermini • Palmer
Cars McLaren MP4/5B • Ferrari 641 • Benetton B189B • Benetton B190 • Williams FW13B • Tyrrell 018 • Tyrrell 019 • Lola LC89B • Lola LC90 • Leyton House CG901 • Lotus 102 • Brabham BT58 • Brabham BT59 • Arrows A11 • Ligier JS33B • Minardi M189 • Minardi M190 • Onyx ORE-1 • Onyx ORE-1B • AGS JH24 • AGS JH25 • Dallara F190 • Osella FA1M89 • Osella FA1ME • EuroBrun ER189B • Coloni C3B • Coloni C3C • Life F190
Tyres Goodyear • Pirelli
Races United States • Brazil • San Marino • Monaco • Canada • Mexico • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Spain • Japan • Australia
See also 1989 Formula One Season • 1991 Formula One Season • Category
V T E 1991 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Tyrrell • Williams • Brabham • Footwork • Lotus • Fondmetal • Leyton House • AGS • Benetton • Dallara • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Lola • Coloni • Jordan • Lambo
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Ilmor • Judd • Lamborghini • Porsche • Renault • Yamaha
Drivers Senna • 2 Berger • 3 Nakajima • 4 Modena • 5 Mansell • 6 Patrese • 7 Brundle • 8 Blundell • 9 Alboreto • 10 Caffi • 10 Johansson • 11 Häkkinen • 12 Bailey • 12 Herbert • 12 Bartels • 14 Grouillard • 14 Tarquini • 15 Gugelmin • 16 Capelli • 16 Wendlinger • 17 Tarquini • 17 Grouillard • 18 Johansson • 18 Barbazza • 19 Moreno • 19 Schumacher • 20 Piquet • 21 Pirro • 22 Lehto • 23 Martini • 24 Morbidelli • 24 Moreno • 25 Boutsen • 26 Comas • 27 Prost • 27 Morbidelli • 28 Alesi • 29 Bernard • 29 Gachot • 30 Suzuki • 31 Chaves • 31 Hattori • 32 Gachot • 32 Schumacher • 32 Moreno • 32 Zanardi • 33 De Cesaris • 34 Larini • 35 Van de Poele
Other Drivers McNish
Cars McLaren MP4/6 • Williams FW14 • Ferrari 642 • Ferrari 643 • Benetton B190B • Benetton B191 • Jordan 191 • Tyrrell 020 • Minardi M191 • Dallara 191 • Lotus 102B • Brabham BT60Y • Lola LC91 • Leyton House CG911 • Ligier JS35 • Lambo 291 • AGS JH25 • AGS JH25B • AGS JH27 • Fondmetal FA1M-E • Fondmetal Fomet-1 • Footwork FA12 • Footwork A11C • Coloni C4
Tyres Goodyear • Pirelli
Races United States • Brazil • San Marino • Monaco • Canada • Mexico • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Spain • Japan • Australia
See also 1990 Formula One Season • 1992 Formula One Season • Category
V T E 1992 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Tyrrell • Williams • Brabham • Footwork • Lotus • Fondmetal • March • Benetton • Dallara • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Venturi • Jordan • Andrea Moda
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Ilmor • Judd • Lamborghini • Mugen-Honda • Renault • Yamaha
Drivers Senna • 2 Berger • 3 Grouillard • 4 De Cesaris • 5 Mansell • 6 Patrese • 7 Van de Poele • 8 Amati • 8 Hill • 9 Alboreto • 10 Suzuki • 11 Häkkinen • 12 Herbert • 14 Chiesa • 14 Van de Poele • 15 Tarquini • 16 Wendlinger • 16 Lammers • 17 Naspetti • 19 Schumacher • 20 Brundle • 21 Lehto • 22 Martini • 23 Fittipaldi • 23 Zanardi • 24 Morbidelli • 25 Boutsen • 26 Comas • 27 Alesi • 28 Capelli • 28 Larini • 29 Gachot • 30 Katayama • 32 Modena • 33 Gugelmin • 34 Caffi • 34 Moreno • 35 Bertaggia • 35 McCarthy
Other Drivers Coulthard • Prost
Cars Williams FW14B • McLaren MP4/6B • McLaren MP4/7A • Benetton B191B • Benetton B192 • Ferrari F92A • Lotus 102D • Lotus 107 • Tyrrell 020B • Footwork FA13 • Ligier JS37 • March CG911 • Dallara F192 • Jordan 192 • Minardi M191B • Minardi M192 • Venturi LC92 • Fondmetal GR01 • Fondmetal GR02 • Brabham BT60B • Andrea Moda C4B • Andrea Moda S921
Tyres Goodyear
Races South Africa • Mexico • Brazil • Spain • San Marino • Monaco • Canada • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Japan • Australia
See also 1991 Formula One Season • 1993 Formula One Season • Category

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