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Endurance: Lotus unveils new LMP car at Le Mans (+photos)

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From press release

The all-new Lotus P1/01 took centre stage at the 24 Hours of Le Mans event Thursday as the LMP1 L class car was unveiled to the media and public for the very first time.

The Le Mans Innovation Centre played host to the much anticipated unveiling where Lotus LMP drivers Christijan Albers, Christophe Bouchut and Pierre Kaffer were on hand to do the honours and pull the cover from the stunning Paul White designed car.

WEC Lotus P1/01
Lotus P1/01 (Photo: Lotus)

Delays resulting from an unavoidable change in engine supplier prevent the team from competing at the world famous race this weekend, much to the disappointment of the team and the drivers.

Despite this, the unveiling was an enormously proud moment for the team, the iconic LMP 1 class represents the highest class of sports car racing, attracting some of the best drivers in the world and is usually dominated by world famous manufacturers.

WEC Lotus P1/01
Lotus P1/01 (Photo: Lotus)

“It’s really heart-warming to see so many supporters and fans of the team here in Le Mans. It’s difficult to be here and not compete, we have a team of very talented, very competitive individuals and all they want to do is race,” said Lotus LMP Head of Operations, Boris Bermes.

“They really did everything they could to try and meet the homologation deadline but now we focus all our efforts on testing ahead of Austin in September. I’m looking forward to showing our fans and our competitors what the car can do in the not too distant future.”

WEC Lotus P1/01
Lotus P1/01 (Photo: Lotus)

WEC Lotus P1/01
Lotus P1/01 (Photo: Lotus)