F1 » Lotus row ends as name changes approved

Team Lotus, Lotus Renault GP and Virgin Racing to run under new names for the 2012 F1 season

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November 03, 2011 7:15 PM

Glad I picked the right Lotus team shirt to buy. Weren't cheap you know.
Loved Super 7's for years, glad to see Caterham getting some attention, amazing little cars. R500 beat a Veyron on the Top Gear track.


November 03, 2011 8:23 PM

Told you so.

Fernandes was just as dishonest as Bahar. People who pretended Fernandes wasn't trying to take advantage of the prestige of the Lotus name were deluding themselves. Now it's true for everyone to see.

Disagree with me all you want, won't change anything.

racy - Unregistered

November 03, 2011 9:26 PM

From Lotus to Chapman, what is next, The Gurney Eagle? Heck, Lotus races in Indy using the same chassis and engine as they all do. Marketing and Banks are taking over racing and it is a darn shame. Liked it better when gasoline,oil and manu's controlled the high end with parts and tool guys taking the bottom end. At least they were connected to a actual product being sold and used on autos, not a bank whose stuff is a risk and requires Trust with capital, without an owners garantee.


November 03, 2011 9:46 PM

racy. the lotus racing in indy is a marketing tool of lotus group, manufacturer of lotus road cars.
but the fia should bring in a rule that nobody can use the name of a prior entrant unless there is a direct tangible connection. buying or renting a name should not be allowed.

RR - Unregistered

November 03, 2011 11:37 PM

Team Lotus never shamed their name but Fernandes team of imposters shamed the name of Team Lotus two seasons with Nil point, they can go for three seasons with nil point now as team caterham whatever next Team Reliant Robin, Del Boy Fernandes

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