1986 was the last year of JPS involvement in F1 – here Ayrton Senna drives the Lotus 98T
Imperial Tobacco has played down reports it is looking to return to Formula 1 with Lotus in the aftermath of recent reports speculating that a foray back into the sport is on the cards.
Recently, Pastor Maldonado said he would welcome the inspiration of Lotus' black and gold livery – the iconic John Player Special cigarette brand – back to the sport with Enstone.
Tobacco advertising in Formula 1 is banned, but Ferrari continues to be backed by Philip Morris, whose Marlboro colours resemble the imagery on the Italian team's cars and logos.
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