Ex-Jim Clark, Ayrton Senna and Mario Andretti works cars take to the track, as well as the latest Lotus F1 racer.
Thirty-five Lotus Formula One cars lined up at the Snetterton circuit at the weekend as part of the Classic Team Lotus Festival.
The gathering included one of every Team Lotus F1 design from 1958 to 1994, together for the first time ever, including two versions of the current T127 together with its drivers Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen. Both also drove an historic Lotus racer.
Car included the 1985 JPS Lotus type 97T chassis 1, driven by Ayrton Senna and Elio de Angelis. The car has just been restored for its Japanese owner Katsu Kubota (winner of the recent F1 Historic Masters race at Monza), who drove it at the Festival at Snetterton for the first time.
There was also the Lotus type 49 chassis R2 from 1967, in which Jim Clark won his fourth British GP. It made its UK public debut since being restored for its American owner, Chris MacAllister.
As well as the historic Lotus racers, there was also a full programme of racing including the Elise Trophy and the Lotus Cup Europe.
For more details see www.lotus-festival.com
See Heikki Kovalainen testing the Lotuses at Hethel at the Lotus Racing Facebook page:
Classic Lotus racing cars on display