Am I missing something, or has Lotus yet to confirm their engine supplier for next year? Surely they would need to know by now who’s engine/power unit they are going to fit in the E22. I would assume they will continue with Renault.
I think you are right, nothing has been formally agreed meaning they are the last team on the grid which need to formally announce a powertrain deal. The last I read so far as Lotus goes was this (http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2013/6/14690.html). Red Bull and STR confirmed they will use Renault powertrains ages ago (http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/107672) and Caterham have also confirmed their Renault deal (http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2013/6/14690.html).
The problem is that Renault has a close realtionship with its old team but Lotus still hasn’t paid it’s bills completley and therefore Renault isn’t keen on signing a deal early.
I think it’s a given that it will be Renault, but it’s still officially yet to be confirmed.
To be frank, it has te be Renault for the sake of Lotus competing in 2014, both Merc and Ferrari are at the limit they have set for themselves.
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