Camel Lotus Honda

Spark Models

1987

Lotus 99T

The Lotus 99T was designed by Gérard Ducarouge. With Renault pulling out of F1 at the end of 1986, Lotus signed a deal with Honda for use of their turbocharged 1.5-litre engine. As part of the deal, Lotus signed Honda’s test driver Satoru Nakajima as teammate to Ayrton Senna.

Lotus also had a new title sponsor and livery, with the bright yellow and blue of Camel replacing the black and gold of John Player Special.

Notable Results:

 

Ayrton Senna No: 12

  • Pole Position & 2nd San Marino GP
  • Winner Monaco GP
  • Winner Detroit GP
  • 2nd Hungary GP
  • 2nd Italian GP
  • 2nd Japanese GP

Lotus: World Champions