Lotus T127 launch and shakedown videos

Lotus revealed their T127 F1 car last week. Here are some videos from the launch (above) and some footage of test driver Fairuz Fauzy driving the car at Silverstone (below).

See more pictures of the Lotus T127

Video courtesy of Lotus F1

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34 comments on Lotus T127 launch and shakedown videos

  1. Dan Silver said on 15th February 2010, 12:37

    That’s a very good looking car on the move apart from the rear wing endplates. But it’s early days!

  2. antonyob said on 15th February 2010, 13:55

    They nailed it. looks great, the yellow wheels are a lovely touch and the colour is beautiful, proper racing green. Fingers crossed for them but on paper they look quite strong with gascoigne/trulli & heikke. Every Brits 2nd team no doubt.

    • Bernard said on 15th February 2010, 16:04

      “Every Brits 2nd team no doubt.”

      Assuming you mean McLaren hold the top spot, in what order do we put the rest of the ‘British’ teams: Williams, Mercedes, Red Bull, Renault, Virgin and Force India?

      • Icthyes said on 15th February 2010, 20:12

        I think he meant that, whatever team you support, if you’re British you’ll support Lotus as well.

        • matt90 said on 15th February 2010, 22:59

          They’re Malaysian!

          • The Comedian 39 said on 21st February 2010, 15:09

            matt90 – Yes you’re sorta correct there. But the old Team Lotus was British and we associate this Lotus with that. Along with the livery of Britsih Racing Green makes them feel British.

            They’re still based in britain too – Norfolk. they’ve postponed their move to Malaysia. :)

  3. Good presentation and good livery but I am totally disappointed with their driver line-up. Both are too dull for this great car :-(

    Can you imagine a Trulli-Train with this car? OMG!!

  4. antonyob said on 15th February 2010, 14:19

    i think trulli qualifying 5th and holding up the field is something Lotus will be dreaming of and heikki was never as bad as Lewis made him look.

  5. lotus49 said on 15th February 2010, 14:40

    A very pretty car and I hope it goes well for them. Not much to go on from the video but at least they actually do have a car. Anyone else forecast a 22 car grid in Bahrain?

    • Adrian said on 15th February 2010, 16:31

      No, I fully expect there to be at least 24 cars. Something tells me that if either USF1 or Campos fail to make it (or both) then a way will be found to let Stefan GP onto the grid…

      …that said, does anyone think we’ll see either of those 2 teams on the grid?? I would have thought that by now we’d have seen more of them given that Lotus have had less time and now have a car in the public eye…

  6. David B said on 15th February 2010, 16:05

    Great livery, in particular the yellow wheels.
    I’ll have a mice eye on them and hope they can be competitive as soon as possible.

  7. antonyob said on 15th February 2010, 16:14

    every brit of a certain age then! id hardly call renault & mercedes english teams !!

    • Ilanin said on 15th February 2010, 16:55

      Mercedes build their cars in Brackley, their engines in Brixworth, have a British team principal and put a German name on the cover, which is a perfect representation of the British automobile industry as it is right now. Renault are a bit less British, given their engines are built in Viry (near Paris).

      • James_mc said on 15th February 2010, 22:26

        There is only one car (chassis) built in France to have won a world championship. And it wasn’t a Renault…

        • Ilanin said on 15th February 2010, 23:00

          In fact, you could almost claim it was a Mercedes. Or at least, the ancestor thereof…

          • Matra didn’t have any links to Mercedes, did they? They were a French aviation company.

          • Ilanin said on 16th February 2010, 11:56

            Ah, but while the constructor was Matra, the team that entered the Matras in 1969 was Tyrrell. And as we all probably know, when Tyrrell eventually folded they sold their entry to BAR, who eventually became Mercedes through Honda and Brawn.

  8. Dafizzner said on 15th February 2010, 16:15

    Looks great! I like the classic style stripes and the sharp and simple design of the car.

  9. Bartholomew said on 15th February 2010, 16:33

    The only thing lacking is a touch of gold – could be in the WHEELS
    Otherwise great looking car !!!

  10. antonyob said on 15th February 2010, 17:03

    yes i know where its made, id like to know the make up of the staff who make the engine and for example i dont consider a Mini British despite its english heritage and manufacture. Its great F1 is so UK centric but it’ll be a German National anthem played if Mercedes win and i doubt there will be street parties in Sevenoaks if they win the Championship. Anyway its nice to see a Lotus in Lotus colours even if its a bit of a trick.

  11. Great looking car! Its fantastic that the brand is back on the track. Looking forward to 2010

  12. Adrian said on 15th February 2010, 21:27

    Just when things were looking good for Lotus, Nick Fry has been spotted at the team after resigning from Merecedes GP…

    (Reported by pitpass)

  13. Aleksandar Serbia said on 15th February 2010, 22:03

    Pictures didn’t do it it justice, it really is a beautiful car!

  14. John H said on 16th February 2010, 1:01

    Those aren’t Proton’s traditional colours? I’m disappointed :(

    • colours don’t mean anything……

    • Chippie said on 16th February 2010, 19:23

      Hey comon, Ferrari have worn a Fiat badge above their shield for ages, doesn’t make them any less the team from Maranelo that competed in F1 right from the 50’s – same here.

  15. Marc Connell said on 17th February 2010, 19:04

    i hope they do well…

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