Bernie Ecclestone has now appointed a Daimler executive
Lotus confirms Grosjean as Raikkonen’s teammate
Lotus Renault GP and TOTAL are delighted to announce that Romain Grosjean will race alongside 2007 world champion Kimi Räikkönen next season. The two companies are also pleased to confirm that they have renewed their sponsorship agreement for another year.
“It’s not just a question of Vitaly or Bruno”
Renault/Lotus team signs Raikkonen for F1 return
Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that Kimi Räikkönen will race for the team next season. The 2007 World Champion, who left Formula 1 at the end of 2009 to pursue a career in rallying, has decided to make a comeback at the pinnacle of single-seater racing. He has now signed a two-year agreement with Lotus Renault GP.
Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he was “very tempted” to buy Renault’s formula one team when the French carmaker pulled out as an owner.
Renault team owner Gerard Lopez has admitted he is disappointed with Nick Heidfeld.
“We expected more from him,” the Genii Capital chief is quoted as saying by Brazil’s Globo Esporte. German veteran Heidfeld, 34, was signed by the Enstone based team at short notice this year to replace injured regular Robert Kubica.
Morelli said there is “no concern” that Kubica will not recover eventually
Robert Kubica’s manager has hit out at Gerard Lopez’s claim that the injured Pole will definitely not return to formula one in 2011. Lopez, head of the Renault team’s owner Genii Capital, told Spanish radio last week that while the 26-year-old definitely will not race this year, he might appear in a Friday practice session.
“We know nothing about it; there was no ultimatum” – Zimmermann
Eric Lux offered to settle the Adrian Sutil affair but the Force India driver broke the ultimatum, according to a German newspaper. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said Lux, the chief executive of Renault team owner Genii Capital, now intends to pursue the 28-year-old in Germany, Switzerland (where Sutil lives) and England (where his team is based).
Renault is a more open team to work with than was BMW-Sauber, Nick Heidfeld has admitted.
The German, who has replaced the injured Robert Kubica this year, was paired with the Pole for several years at BMW-Sauber before the carmaker pulled out in 2009. “Renault is extremely open,” the 33-year-old, referring to the Lotus-sponsored team owned by Genii Capital, said in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Both parties have agreed to collaborate in order to actively support Proton’s international expansion.
Genii Capital and Proton strengthen successful relationship Proton -the owner of Lotus Cars- and Genii Capital -the owner of Lotus Renault GP-, are pleased to announce a new strategic synergy. This announcement is the result of a project led by Genii Business Exchange, the business platform created by Genii Capital in order to transform the global exposure derived from the Formula 1 World Championship into unique opportunities.
The Lotus naming dispute is simply about money, Renault team owner Gerard Lopez said on Monday.
He was speaking at Valencia, where the newly Lotus-sponsored Renault revealed its 2011 car, mere hours after the entirely separate Team Lotus launched another car that will also carry the evocative brand name this season.
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