Lotus picks up 3 IndyCar teams for 2012 season
The defending Indianapolis 500 winning team is one of three
IndyCar shops that will use Lotus engines in 2012.
Bryan Herta’s team is the biggest name on the list released
Thursday. Last year, in what was scheduled to be Herta’s only
appearance on the IndyCar circuit, the late Dan Wheldon won the
series’ marquee event when he passed JR Hildebrand after Hildebrand
crashed on the last turn of the last lap. It was Herta’s first Indy
win as a driver or team owner.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, a longtime IndyCar team, and HVM
Racing also have signed on with Lotus.
Michael Shank’s upstart IndyCar team is the only other team to
have chosen Lotus.
Chevrolet and Honda also will make engines for next season’s new