F1 » Lotus under pressure to end name dispute to secure Renault power

If Tony Fernandes still wishes to secure Renault power for Lotus in F1 2011, he may well have to back down in his very public naming rights row with Proton, it seems...

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sodesu - Unregistered

October 26, 2010 2:06 PM

Legal issues! It depends on what entity signed it, who represented it, if that person(s) rightfully did so etc etc. If Renault signed a deal with "Team Lotus", for instance - ATM there is no "Team Lotus" and it looks like there might not be next season either. What would happen then?

Val - Unregistered

October 26, 2010 2:37 PM

The reason Lotus can not announce the Renault engine deal, is that they have to wait for Red Bull to announce theirs first, and that's the sticking point, Red bull are still negotiating with Renault.

IanM - Unregistered

October 26, 2010 9:04 PM

I remeber back when David Hunt purchased the Team Lotus brand and it all seemed clear cut then. Proton and others could have made a bid for it anytime since then. All this just seems sour grapes that they have missed their chance to Tony Fernandez. Would love to understand more why they question David Hunts title to the Team Lotus brand to see if it has any substance. And what power does has the malaysian govt say it will resolve the issue. All seems a contrived power play from global car manufacturers who are run by people who do not understand any F1 history of what Chapman achieved with his beloved Team Lotus

PistonBroke - Unregistered

October 26, 2010 9:53 PM

If "Group Lotus" bought 20% of "Team Lotus" then at least they would have a finger in the pie, more credibility , a say in the team, and marketing push for their road going cars.

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