Bruno Senna, Renault, Buddh International Circuit, 2011

Renault, Lotus and Virgin to change names in 2012

2012 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Bruno Senna, Renault, Buddh International Circuit, 2011
Bruno Senna, Renault, Buddh International Circuit, 2011

The long-standing row over the use of the Lotus name will finally be resolved next year.

The FIA’s Formula 1 Commission has approved changes which will see Lotus renamed as Caterham, paving the way for Renault to take the name Lotus from next year, according to the BBC.

A further change will see the Virgin team formally change their name to Marussia next season.

In May the High Court ruled Lotus had the right to the name Team Lotus, and not Renault, who are sponsored by car manufacturer Group Lotus. The pair have been in negotiations to resolve the dispute since then.

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