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It leaves Lotus with just one official entry _ Simona de Silvestro for HVM Racing _ for the Indy 500.

Lotus came into IndyCar this year with Chevrolet as the series expanded to include multiple engine manufacturers for the first time in seven years. Each manufacturer was supposed to have an even split of teams, but Lotus has been admittedly behind and began the season with only five cars.

Chevrolet began with 11 full-time entrants, and Honda had 10.