F1 » Team Lotus extends Renault engine partnership, adds KERS

Team Lotus confirms that it will continue to be supplied with Renault engines in F1 until at least the end of 2013 - and that the new deal will include Red Bull Technology KERS systems, too

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September 25, 2011 6:10 PM

After all the hulabaloo of the name, court case and all. Renault and Tony Fernandes seem to be getting along all of a sudden. Perhaps this one of the reasons he decided to give up the Lotus name?


September 25, 2011 6:54 PM

They beat one of the Lotus Renaults today with Cosworth power. Next year they will have the same Renault power, and will be looking to beat LRGP (or whatever they are/will be called).

Jez - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 7:22 PM


They have the same Renault unit as LRGP and the same gearbox as Red Bull this season but what they dont have are points

and they will be called Catherham the kit car firm Fernandes recently bought

DW - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 7:47 PM

@ Arcuid

Tony never had any problem with Renault.
He took LOTUS to court over some issues, & LOTUS took him to court over others.
Lotus is simply the title sponsor of the ex-Renault factory cars.

Try keep up.

Shooter - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 7:50 PM

Kovalainen beat Petrov so what Petrov is just a second rate pay driver that LRGP are forced into using Kovalainen if he is any good or as good as he says he is should be beating a lot more than the useless Petrov.


September 26, 2011 11:00 AM

DW, I only call the Lotus Group of Danny Bahar and co "renault," to differentiate them from Tony Fernandes' team and Star Sports does the same to avoid confusing between the two teams currently using the Lotus name. Ok?

DW - Unregistered

September 26, 2011 12:34 PM

Well Arcuid,

If you think that Tony has signed an engine deal with the ex-Renualt factory TEAM now sponsored by Lotus, then you REALLY need to keep up.

Tony will be getting engines from Renault, same as Red Bull, same as that team Lotus is sponsoring.

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