Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Lotus 88

This car was part of a display of Lotus F1 cars at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1995.
It's the 1981 Lotus 88, a car which was banned by the FIA because the twin chassis design was deemed to circumvent the FIA's ban on the moveable skirts that teams had employed to increase the ground effect aerodynamics of their cars. It was never allowed to compete in any of the races in the 1981 season so Elio de Angelis and Nigel Mansell were forced to use the older Lotus 81B and 87 cars.

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