Lotus F1 Team, E21, Romain Grosjean 2013 Race Car
Corgi presents the Lotus collection, a series of die-cast 1:43 scale detailed model cars. Each model carries an authentic Lotus livery and comes complete with a collector card detailing information about the car modelled. The model is presented in a plastic case of which it can be removed for display.
This series of models includes Lotus road cars and motorsport, including Lotus Formula One. For over sixty years, British car manufacturer Lotus has been designing and building sports and racing cars. The first Lotus car was built in 1948 by Colin Chapman in North London and soon afterwards Lotus was competing very successfully in some of the greatest motorsport championships in the world, including Formula One and Le Mans.
Today the Lotus headquarters is based on a former RAF World War Two airfield in Norfolk, it is here where they currently design, test and build their current models. Throughout the Lotus history the manufacturing and design has always been built on producing light-weight cars with fine handling, creating some of the finest sports cars that are available today.
The Lotus F1™ Team debuted at the 2012 Australian Grand Prix with the new E20 chassis which was designed and manufactured at the team’s Oxfordshire based technical facility. On the 28th January 2013 Lotus launched their new car the E21 and the new car performed well at the Jerez testing sessions in Spain. The chassis is made from carbon fibre and aluminium making it strong but also light in weight – including driver, cameras and ballast the E21 weighs only 642kg. The car is powered by a Renault RS27-2013 engine, a 2.4 litre V8 with a displacement of 2400cc and power output of 750 bhp.
Romain Grosjean’s first involvement with Formula 1™ was in 2009 when he drove as a test and race driver for the Renault F1™ Team. Between 2010 and 2011 he worked his way through several racing series including GP2 before returning to F1™ in 2012. Romain has lived most of his life in Switzerland where he was born but races under a French nationality. On the 9th December 2011 it was announced that Romain would partner Kimi Raikkonen in the Lotus Formula 1™ Team for the 2012 season, marking Romain’s return to the sport. In his first season for the team Romain finished in 8th position in the Drivers’ Championship and together with his team mate Kimi they earned the team 4th spot in the FIA Formula 1™ World Constructors’ Championship.
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