Here is my version of the Lotus E23. I actually quite like the current car but feel that the black and gold is getting a bit dated now and not sure why they want to give free publicity to JPS. Also I don't think the red wings work well with the black and gold of the rest of the car. With the demise of Caterham I don't see why Lotus can bring back the green and yellow livery. So for my version the base colour is a really dark green with the nose, wings, sidepods and airbox in dark grey/black much like the Lotus 107 from 1992. I like the straight gold stripe work of the Lotus 72 but that car was very angular and so the lines worked well with that bodywork. This version uses a golden yellow colour instead of gold and the lines are much thicker and flow with the bodywork from the front wing and nose, around the lower part of the monocoque, lower sidepods and the engine cover. The rear wing is kept a simple black with the Saxo Bank yellow logo balancing the livery. PDVSA is a hard logo to integrate and so I kept it to the dark grey/back areas only and removed all the red bodywork which would clash with the yellow and green. The other major sponsors are in the golden yellow colour apart from the Mercedes-Benz at the rear. The smaller sponsors and technical partners are in black on the yellow stripes. Finally at the front, the Lotus and Mercedes-Benz logo are merged together to create one large logo and the very front of the nose.