The F1 team currently known as Lotus and soon to revert to Renault has hired reigning GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer - son of former F1 driver and racing tycoon Jonathan Palmer - to replace Romain Grosjean for next season.
Renault is poised to take the first major step in reacquiring the Lotus F1 Team from Genii Capital by paying an outstanding tax bill to the UK government in order to stave off the team's financial collapse.
The 2015 Japanese Grand Prix had more passing in the pits than on track, but Nico Hülkenberg and Max Verstappen did put on two more displays of carving through the field. Meanwhile, the cameras did their best to avoid Mercedes-AMG Petronas.
Limited to just 50 cars, Lotus is getting 10 more horsepower out of the Exige for the new 360 Cup. It's also adding lightweight parts for the front access panel and louvered rear to this race-ready coupe.
Lotus is bringing the new Evora 400, complete with the requisite safety upgrades, to the US later this year, with a lift-roof roadster variant to follow six months later as part of a renewed American push.