Lotus Exits F1, But Lotus Name Remains

Lotus Exits F1, But Lotus Name Remains
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Despite terminating its title sponsorship deal with Group Lotus, Lotus is committed to keeping its name in Formula 1 for the imminent feature. Confused? You should be. Group Lotus was recently sold by Proton to Malaysian automotive corporation DRB-Hicom, causing Lotus F1’s team owner Genii Capital to end its formal relationship with Lotus. Just a… Continue Reading...

Lotus Appeals F1 Name Ruling

Lotus Appeals F1 Name Ruling
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What season of F1 would be complete without the off-track drama? The complex battle between racing teams Group Lotus and Team Lotus rages on, indicating that the previous ruling for the rights to the Lotus name didn’t end the dispute yet. Turns out, the high court judge had given Group Lotus the go-ahead to use… Continue Reading...

Lotus Wins Formula 1 Naming Dispute

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Lotus Wins Formula 1 Naming Dispute
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Group Lotus, the carmakers, and Team Lotus, the racing team, have been battling it out off the track over the rights to use the name “Lotus.” And in a decision awarded this weekend, Group Lotus has come out on top. Team Lotus traces its lineage back to Colin Chapman’s original Formula 1 efforts in 1952,… Continue Reading...

Lotus F1 Ditches One Historic Alliance For Another As Team Adopts Renault Power

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Lotus F1 Ditches One Historic Alliance For Another As Team Adopts Renault Power
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The Lotus F1 team has historically relied on power from three major engine builders; Cosworth, Renault and Honda. With Honda now out of Formula 1 racing and Cosworth’s powerplants providing unsatisfactory results, Lotus has turned to historic partner Renault for some mechanical motivation. Starting in 2011, Lotus will use the Renault mills, which currently power… Continue Reading...

REPORT: Lotus F1 To Use Renault Engines In 2011

REPORT: Lotus F1 To Use Renault Engines In 2011
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Lotus F1, the Malaysian upstart team trading on the name of the famed British sports car maker, is apparently switching from Cosworth to Renault power for the 2011 season. With Renault powering the dominant Red Bull Racing entry, the factory works Renault team, and a host of other teams, Lotus is hoping to acquire some… Continue Reading...