HUNTINGDON racing car manufacturer Lola could be on the starting grid in next year's Formula One series. The company, which has high hopes of making life difficult for the dominant diesel-engined Audis and Peugeots in the year's Le Mans 24 Hours race in June, has revealed that it could return to F1 after an absence of 15 years. Lola chassis competed at the top level of popular motorsport in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, but without distinction. But expected changes to the F1 rules, limiting teams' expenditure, have led executive chairman Martin Birrane, a former racing driver, to look seriously at the possibility of a works team in the 2010 championship. A formal bid could be made within weeks.