Colin Chapman founded in 1952 the sports car manufacturer Lotus. Sepzialisiert is the British brand, especially for small and light vehicles. Relates the brand was also with the team Team Lotus, who took until 1994 in Formula 1. 2010 started the first time a team in the Champions League under the name Lotus. An official partnership in Formula 1 were the British in 2011 with a Renault. The automaker Lotus belongs since 1996 to the Malaysian Proton Group.