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This is about the original Lotus team, which ran from 1958 to 1994. For the team previously called Lotus (now known as Caterham), see Lotus Racing, and for the team known as Lotus from 2012 to 2016, see Lotus F1.


Team Lotus was the motorsport sister company of Lotus Cars. They are the fourth most successful constructor in the history of Formula One, with seven constructors' titles and six drivers' titles. Founded in 1958, and left F1 in 1994. They scored their first points through Cliff Allison in 1958. Stirling Moss scored the first win for a Lotus car (privately entered for Rob Walker Racing Team) in 1960, while Innes Ireland scored Lotus' first win as the constructor's entrant. In 1963, Jim Clark won the drivers' championship, Lotus' first, and that season they also won the constructors' championship.

PersonnelEdit

Team PrincipalsEdit

CEOsEdit

Technical DirectorsEdit

F1 RecordEdit

Team namesEdit

Year(s) Name
19581968 Team Lotus
19681971 Gold Leaf Team Lotus
1970 Garvey Team Lotus
19701972 World Wide Racing
19721978 John Player Team Lotus
1979 Martini Racing Team Lotus
19801981 Team Essex Lotus
19811984 John Player Team Lotus
19851986 John Player Special Team Lotus
19871988 Camel Team Lotus Honda
19891990 Camel Team Lotus
19911994 Team Lotus

Year-by-yearEdit

Drivers' Champions in bold.

Year Car Tyres Engine No. Drivers Rounds WCC Results Test Drivers Report
1958 12
16
D Climax Cliff Allison
Graham Hill
Alan Stacey
2–3, 5–8, 10–11
2–3, 5–11
5, 8
6th (3 pts) N/A Report
1959 16 D Climax Graham Hill
Innes Ireland
Pete Lovely
Alan Stacey
1, 3–8
3–4, 6–7, 9
1
7
4th (5 pts) N/A Report
1960 16
18
D Climax Jim Clark
Ron Flockhart
Innes Ireland
Alberto Larretta
Alan Stacey
John Surtees
4–8, 10
6
1–2, 4–8, 10
1
1–2, 4–5
2, 7–8, 10
2nd (34 pts) N/A Report
1961 18
21
D Climax Jim Clark
Innes Ireland
Willy Maresse
Trevor Taylor
All
3–8
4
2
2nd (32 pts) N/A Report
1962 24
25
D Climax Jim Clark
Trevor Taylor
All
All
2nd (36 pts) N/A Report
1963 25 D Climax Jim Clark
Pedro Rodríguez
Mike Spence
Trevor Taylor
All
8–9
7
1–6, 8–10
1st (54 pts) N/A Report
1964 25
33
D Climax Peter Arundell
Jim Clark
Walt Hangsden
Gerhard Mitter
Moisés Solana
Mike Spence
1–4
All
9
6
10
5–10
3rd (37 pts) N/A Report
1965 25
33
D Climax Jim Clark
Gerhard Mitter
"Geki"
Moisés Solana
Mike Spence
1, 3–10
7
8
9–10
1, 3–10
1st (54 pts) N/A Report
1966 33
43
F Climax
BRM
Peter Arundell
Jim Clark
"Geki"
2–9
All
7
5th (21 pts) N/A Report
1967 33
43
49
F Climax
BRM
Ford Cosworth
Giancarlo Baghetti
Jim Clark
Graham Hill
Moisés Solana
9
All
All
10–11
2nd (52 pts) N/A Report
1968 49
49B
F Ford Cosworth Mario Andretti
Bill Brack
Jim Clark
Graham Hill
Jackie Oliver
Moisés Solana
11
10
1
All
3–5, 7–12
12
1st (62 pts) N/A Report
1969 49B
63
F Ford Cosworth Mario Andretti
Richard Attwood
Graham Hill
John Miles
Jochen Rindt
1, 7, 10
3
1–10
5–6, 8–9, 11
1–2, 4–11
3rd (47 pts) N/A Report
1970 49B
72
72B
72C
F Ford Cosworth Emerson Fittipaldi
John Miles
Jochen Rindt
Reine Wisell
7–10, 12–13
1–10
1–10
12–13
1st (59 pts) N/A Report
1971 56B
72C
72D
F Ford Cosworth Dave Charlton
Emerson Fittipaldi
Dave Walker
Reine Wisell
6
1–3, 5–11
4
1–5, 7–11
5th (21 pts) N/A Report
1972 72D F Ford Cosworth Emerson Fittipaldi
Ronnie Peterson
David Walker
All
11–12
1–9, 12
1st (62 pts) N/A Report
1973 72D
72E
G Ford Cosworth Emerson Fittipaldi
Ronnie Peterson
All
All
1st (92 pts) N/A Report
1974 72E
76
G Ford Cosworth 1
2
15
Ronnie Peterson
Jacky Ickx
Tim Schenken
All
All
15
4th (42 pts) N/A Report
1975 72E
72F
G Ford Cosworth 5
6
6
6
6/15
Ronnie Peterson
Jacky Ickx
Jim Crawford
John Watson
Brian Henton
All
1–9
10, 13
11
10, 12, 14
7th (9 pts) N/A Report
1976 77 G Ford Cosworth 5
5
5/6
6
Ronnie Peterson
Bob Evans
Mario Andretti
Gunnar Nilsson
1
2–3
1, 4–5, 7–16
2–16
4th (29 pts) N/A Report
1977 78 G Ford Cosworth 5
6
Mario Andretti
Gunnar Nilsson
All
All
2nd (62 pts) N/A Report
1978 78
79
G Ford Cosworth 5
6
55
Mario Andretti
Ronnie Peterson
Jean-Pierre Jarier
All
1–14
15–16
1st (86 pts) N/A Report
1979 79
80
G Ford Cosworth 1
2
Mario Andretti
Carlos Reutemann
All
All
4th (39 pts) N/A Report
1980 81
81B
G Ford Cosworth 11
12
43
Mario Andretti
Elio de Angelis
Nigel Mansell
All
All
10–12
5th (17 pts) N/A Report
1981 81B
87
G M Ford Cosworth 11
12
Elio de Angelis
Nigel Mansell
1–3, 5–15
1–3, 5–15
7th (22 pts) N/A Report
1982 87B
91
G Ford Cosworth 11
12
12
12
Elio de Angelis
Nigel Mansell
Roberto Moreno
Geoff Lees
1–3, 5–16
1–3, 5–8, 10, 12–16
9
11
5th (30 pts) N/A Report
1983 92
93T
94T
P Ford Cosworth
Renault
11
12
Elio de Angelis
Nigel Mansell
All
All
8th (11 pts) N/A Report
1984 95T G Renault 11
12
Elio de Angelis
Nigel Mansell
All
All
3rd (47 pts) Johnny Dumfries Report
1985 97T G Renault 11
12
Elio de Angelis
Ayrton Senna
All
All
4th (71 pts) N/A Report
1986 98T G Renault 11
12
Johnny Dumfries
Ayrton Senna
All
All
3rd (58 pts) Derek Warwick Report
1987 99T G Honda 11
12
Satoru Nakajima
Ayrton Senna
All
All
3rd (64 pts) N/A Report
1988 100T G Honda 1
2
Nelson Piquet
Satoru Nakajima
All
All
4th (23 pts) Martin Donnelly Report
1989 101 G Judd 11
12
Nelson Piquet
Satoru Nakajima
All
All
6th (15 pts) Martin Donnelly Report
1990 102 G Lamborghini 11
12
12
Derek Warwick
Martin Donnelly
Johnny Herbert
All
1–14
15–16
9th (2 pts) N/A Report
1991 102B G Judd 11
12
12
12
Mika Häkkinen
Julian Bailey
Johnny Herbert
Michael Bartels
All
1–4
5–8, 11, 13, 15–16
9–10, 12, 14
9th (3 pts) Johnny Herbert Report
1992 102D
107
G Ford Cosworth 11
12
Mika Häkkinen
Johnny Herbert
All
All
5th (13 pts) Olivier Beretta Report
1993 107B G Ford Cosworth 11
11
12
Alessandro Zanardi
Pedro Lamy
Johnny Herbert
1–12
13–16
All
6th (12 pts) N/A Report
1994 107C
109
G Mugen-Honda 11
11/12
11
11
11
12
Pedro Lamy
Alessandro Zanardi
Philippe Adams
Éric Bernard
Mika Salo
Johnny Herbert
1–4
5–10, 12, 14–16
11, 13
14
15–16
1–13
NC (0 pts) N/A Report
V T E List of World Constructors' Champions
1950: none
1951: none
1952: none
1953: none
1954: none
1955: none
1956: none
1957: none
1958: Vanwall
1959: Cooper-Climax
1960: Cooper-Climax
1961: Ferrari
1962: BRM
1963: Lotus-Climax
1964: Ferrari
1965: Lotus-Climax
1966: Brabham-Repco
1967: Brabham-Repco
1968: Lotus-Ford Cosworth
1969: Matra-Ford Cosworth
1970: Lotus-Ford Cosworth
1971: Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth
1972: Lotus-Ford Cosworth
1973: Lotus-Ford Cosworth
1974: McLaren-Ford Cosworth
1975: Ferrari
1976: Ferrari
1977: Ferrari
1978: Lotus-Ford Cosworth
1979: Ferrari
1980: Williams-Ford Cosworth
1981: Williams-Ford Cosworth
1982: Ferrari
1983: Ferrari
1984: McLaren-TAG
1985: McLaren-TAG
1986: Williams-Honda
1987: Williams-Honda
1988: McLaren-Honda
1989: McLaren-Honda
1990: McLaren-Honda
1991: McLaren-Honda
1992: Williams-Renault
1993: Williams-Renault
1994: Williams-Renault
1995: Benetton-Renault
1996: Williams-Renault
1997: Williams-Renault
1998: McLaren-Mercedes
1999: Ferrari
2000: Ferrari
2001: Ferrari
2002: Ferrari
2003: Ferrari
2004: Ferrari
2005: Renault
2006: Renault
2007: Ferrari
2008: Ferrari
2009: Brawn-Mercedes
2010: Red Bull-Renault
2011: Red Bull-Renault
2012: Red Bull-Renault
2013: Red Bull-Renault
2014: Mercedes
2015: Mercedes
2016: Mercedes
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