Re-christened Lotus GP for 2012, the team formerly known as ART Grand Prix are determined to snatch back the title after a promising yet inconsistent 2011.
And, being Formula One’s feeder series, both young drivers believe they have what it takes to win in the premiere league. This France-based team have a terrific pedigree, having won titles with Nico Rosberg, Nico Hulkenberg and Lewis Hamilton in the past.
The Dallara-designed Renault-engined GP2 car is like a Formula One car that’s been ever so slightly shrunk in the wash. But only a little bit because it still packs 612bhp and can top 320 km/h.
And, just like Formula One, they come with semi-auto paddle-shift gearboxes, a carbon monocoque, carbon brakes, wings boasting big downforce, and a Renault V8 just like that of the Lotus E20 F1™ car, but with a 10,000rpm limiter.