F1 » Proton vow to deny Fernandes 'Team Lotus' name

Just four days on from his joyful pronouncement that he plans to bring one of F1's most iconic names back to the grand prix grid, Proton has sought to burst Tony Fernandes' bubble - by asserting that he has 'no rights' to the Team Lotus brand

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September 27, 2010 6:39 PM

Some of these teams couldnt run a bath between them. How can they anounce the name change without checking with the owners of the name if they can use it. Colin Chapman will be spinning!

BashShay - Unregistered

September 27, 2010 6:48 PM

Statement for Lotus Racing

We have therefore today issued proceedings in the English High Court for a declaration that Team Lotus Ventures has the rights to use the Team Lotus name and everything associated with that brand in relation to Formula One

This means that Mr Tony Fernandes win the war early on.


September 27, 2010 7:10 PM
Last Edited 1887 days ago

It really is a shameful mess this.

Other countries seem to do a better job of protecting their heritage than Britain, Britain has lost it's identity anyway so it doesn't matter anymore I guess.

I thought the whole Lotus F1 thing had the families blessing ?

What's the truth here ? I thought Fernandes and Proton were closely linked ? it would seem not :rolleyes:

And Proton cars are dreadful, lets face it...even if Lotus help in tinkering with the suspension.

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