After a one week break from the rather dull European GP at Valencia, Formula 1 is back this coming weekend, and the circus moves to Silverstone, UK, which is the home race for many of the teams. For Team Lotus, which is Malaysian owned, but based in Hingham UK, the British GP is described as “our other home race”, the other being the Malaysian GP. The team is expecting a good weekend.

“I think all the signs are that Silverstone will be a good race for us. It’s one of our two home Grand Prix so it is a chance to race in front of our families and friends and after we slipped a little in Valencia it gives us the opportunity to get back to the level of performance that we know we can extract from this year’s car,” said Chief Technical Officer Mike Gascoyne.

“I do not think the rule changes we will see at Silverstone will have a great effect on the grid order but we have been making preparations for this weekend both in the wind tunnel and in some of the work we have been doing at the straightline test we are running in the UK on Monday and Tuesday this week, so we know what to expect,” he added.

His boss Tony Fernandes revealed that their cars will sport two new logos for the British GP. “Back to the UK and our other home race. This is a big race for us, both in terms of track performance where we want to keep bringing down the gap to the midfield, and because we will see the GE and Caterham logos on the cars and across the whole team for the first time.

“Our partnership with GE is a clear sign that one of the most important members of the global business community shares our vision for the future of our team, and the plans for Caterham will start being revealed very soon. The long-term strategy for the Caterham Group is taking shape and we are all very excited about the direction we are taking, as I am sure our fans and our partners will be too,” added Tan Sri Tony, who is also the new owner of Caterham.

It will be a great venue to break the duck, will Team Lotus manage to do so?