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Lotus F1 Team – key people


Chairman: Gerard Lopez
Chief Executive Officer: Patrick Louis
Team Principal: Eric Boullier
Chief Operating Officer: Thomas Mayer

Technical Director: James Allison
Trackside Operations Director: Alan Permane
Chief Designer: Martin Tolliday
Head of Aerodynamics: Dirk De Beer
Team Manager: Paul Seaby

Chief Commercial Officer: Stephen Curnow
Head of Team Marketing and Communications: Stephane Samson
Head of Event Marketing: Frederic Garcia
Business Development Director: Federico Gastaldi



credit: Lotus F1 Team


Lotus E21 – Technical specifications



Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque, manufactured by Lotus F1 Team and designed for maximum strength with minimum weight. RS27-2012 V8 engine installed as a fully-stressed member.

Front Suspension

Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operate an inboard rocker via a pushrod system. This is connected to a torsion bar and damper units which are mounted inside the front of the monocoque. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined magnesium wheels.

Rear Suspension

Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones with pull rod operated torsion springs and transverse-mounted damper units mounted in the top of the gearbox casing. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined magnesium wheels.


Seven-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with reverse gear. “Quickshift” system in operation to maximise speed of gearshifts.

Fuel System

Kevlar-reinforced rubber fuel cell by ATL.

Cooling System

Separate oil and water radiators located in the car’s sidepods and cooled using airflow from the car’s forward motion.


MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit.

Braking System

Carbon discs and pads. Calipers by AP Racing. Master cylinders by AP racing and Brembo.


Removable driver’s seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, with six-point or eight-point harness seat belt. Steering wheel integrates gear change, clutch paddles, and rear wing adjuster.


Motor generator unit driving into front of engine with batteries as an energy store. Motor Generator supplied by Renault Sport F1. Electronic control unit by Magneti-Marelli.



Front Track: 1450 mm
Rear Track: 1400 mm
Overall Length: 5088 mm
Overall Height: 950 mm
Overall Width: 1800 mm
Overall Weight: 642kg, with driver, cameras and ballast



Designation: RS27 – 2013

Configuration: 2.4L V8
No. of Cylinders: 8
No. of Valves: 32
Displacement: 2400cc
Weight: 95kg
V Angle: 90°
RPM: 18,000
Fuel: Total
Oil: Total
Power Output: >750 bhp
Spark Plugs: Semi surface discharge
Ignition System: High energy inductive
Pistons: Aluminium alloy
Engine Block: Aluminium alloy
Crankshaft: Nitrided alloy steel with tungsten alloy counterweights
Connecting Rods: Titanium alloy
Throttle System: 8 butterflies


credit: Lotus F1 Team

Team Lotus T128 – Airbox details


1.gearbox radiator

2.smaller pipes to feed gearbox radiator with fresh air for cooling

3.main airbox chamber

4.Renault engine , RS27-2011 V8

5.blade style roll hoop structure


  No 1. Gearbox radiator

No.5 blade roll

Team Lotus T128 – Protecting floor from heat

In Malaysia a  heat protective metal cover was added behind exhaust outlet to protect the floor from hot emissions .

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