Both Lotus Formula One cars were forced to retire after first lap damage at Monza, but Pastor Maldonado’s car took a slightly more significant hit, despite Did Pastor Maldonado Crash Today? not ruling it as his fault.

The last time I had a car with wheels that looked like that, it was a Cozy Coupe.

As a conoisseur of fine toys, I’m 100% fine with Formula Cozy Coupe being a thing, however, they probably shouldn’t share track space with F1 cars. Cozy Coupes aren’t exactly known for their handling or speed.

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Regardless, having two broken cars isn’t what Lotus needs at the moment, with all sorts of financial issues at play there. Even their traditionally snarky Twitter presence was noticeably bummed:

Poor Lotus. (Figuratively and literally.)


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