Lotus Le Mans Race Cars Seized by Creditors

Lotus Le Mans Race Cars Seized by Creditors

Lotus LMP2 might not be racing in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The team is missing essential components to its car after they were seized on a court order yesterday. Specifically, the suspension and gearboxes were removed while the rest of the cars were left sitting. Alleged financial issues are at the center of the controversy and reports suggest the Kodewa squad hasn’t met financial commitments to an undisclosed partner.

A hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m. GMT (11 a.m. EST) where the team will try to reach a resolution that will allow the team to participate in practice runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The two cars are meant to be driven by James Rossiter, Kevin Weeda, Christophe Bouchut (in the number 31 car) and Thomas Holzer, Dominik Kraihamer and Jan Charouz (in the number 32 car).

[Source: Speed, Autosport]