Constructors’ championship 2010: 10th
Lotus was the best of the new teams last season by some distance. New for 2011 are Renault engines along with gearboxes and hydraulics from Red Bull Racing.
While the naming row with Group Lotus (now sponsoring the Renault team) rumbles on off-track, technical director Mike Gascoyne and team principal Tony Fernandes will be looking to battle in the midfield on it.
The Lotus reserve driver is Karun Chandhok of India.