This article is from the Lotus Cars FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan F. Perry) with numerous contributions by others.
The "name" sponsors of Team Lotus have been:
Gold Leaf cigarettes (1968 - 1971)
The cars were painted red and white with gold accents.
John Player Special cigarettes (1972 - 1978, 1981 - 1986)
The cars were painted black with gold accents.
Martini & Rossi (1979)
The cars were painted dark green with red and blue accents.
Essex Petroleum (1980)
The cars were painted dark blue with red and silver accents.
Camel cigarettes (1987 - 1990)
The cars were painted bright yellow.
Castrol (1992 - 1993)
The cars were painted a combination of green, white and yellow.
Team Lotus had no name sponsor in 1991 and 1994.