There could be two teams named Lotus-Renault on the F1 grid in 2011.
Lotus will evoke memories of their John Player Special era by running their 2011 car in black and gold.
Lotus Racing are to contest Proton’s claim that it cannot use the Team Lotus name in the English High Court. A statement issued by the team today said: We have […] today issued proceedings in the English High Court for a declaration that Team Lotus Ventures has the rights to use the Team Lotus name.
Group Lotus owners Proton have denied that Tony Fernandes has the right to re-brand his team as “Team Lotus”. In a statement released today the company said: Proton will support Group Lotus in taking all necessary steps to protect its rights in the “Lotus” name, including resisting any attempts by Mr. Fernandes or his companies, … Continue reading Proton say Lotus Racing has no right to use “Team Lotus” name
Lotus will be re-named Team Lotus as of 2011, reverting back to the original name of the team when it was run by Colin Chapman. Team principal Tony Fernandes bought the rights to the name from David Hunt, brother of 1976 F1 champion James Hunt, who has owned them since the original team collapsed at … Continue reading Team Lotus name to be revived in 2011
Lotus Motorsport and ART Grand Prix have announced a collaboration which will see ART’s GP2, GP2 Asia and GP3 cars named Lotus ART from next year. This raises some questions as it was revealed earlier today that Lotus Racing team principal Tony Fernandes is entering a new team in GP2 next year to be called … Continue reading Lotus to back ART’s GP2 and GP3 teams