Lotus will not change to a black-and-gold livery in 2011, according to Tony Fernandes.
The team principal stated on Twitter the team will stick with its green and yellow colour scheme next year:
After lots of thought. The shareholders, Riad [Asmat] and Mike [Gascoyne] have decided we will stay with green and yellow for next season. Silly to have four black and gold cars.
With Formula One going green what better to have green. Also to many negative comments on cigarettes.
Team Lotus had run a competition for fans to design a black and gold livery for the 2011 season.
But earlier this week Renault announced its deal with Group Lotus and revealed plans to use a black and gold colour scheme for 2011.
The two outfits are still in dispute over the use of the name ‘Lotus’.
Update: According to Mike Gascoyne the team will still produce a black and gold ‘show car’:
Tony saying we may stay with the green and yellow. To all those who entered the black and gold logo competition don’t worry, we will paint a show car in the winning colours come what may.
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