F1 » Boullier: Group Lotus doesn't own any of Renault F1

Lotus Renault GP team principal Eric Boullier has revealed that Group Lotus actually owns none of the Enstone-based outfit - a fact that the High Court might be very interested to hear...

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Alan D - Unregistered

January 22, 2011 10:54 AM

Racefan, yes I know they were sister companies, but normally in that situation you'd have a "holding company" which licensed to both of them. How they were set up 20 years ago before Proton bought up Lotus Cars I don't know, and neither does anyone here unless they have access to the paperwork. Was Group Lotus once the holding company and Lotus Cars a subsidiary? I'm pointing out that the idea that "David Hunt bought the assets of Team Lotus and therefore he owned the name" is not necessarily true and that may be one point which Group Lotus will use in their court case.

I've also posted links to documents which show that Group Lotus owned the logo and have been contesting Hunt's claim to the name for some years now, apparently successfully.

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