Lotus to run special livery in Spain

By on Sunday, May 4, 2014
Lotus F1 Team

Lotus F1 Team

Lotus will run a tweaked version of their livery to commemorate Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco.

2014 marks the 400th anniversary of El Greco's death and Lotus will mark the passing by running a special livery at the Spanish Grand Prix.

"This is the first time a Formula 1 team has publicised a Spanish cultural event so prominently," said co-owner Gerard Lopez.

"We will promote the El Greco exhibition – for no commercial fee - to a global TV audience of over 600 million people. Through this the legend of El Greco will be displayed in support of Spanish Culture and cultural tourism in Spain."

A commemorative helmet will also be presented to the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy on Thursday, and to His Majesty King Juan Carlos I during his planned visit to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on race day.


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