Tag Archive: Lotus Racing

Nov 09

Caterham to keep green and yellow Lotus livery

Group Lotus Plc and PROTON Holdings Berhad, 1Malaysia Racing Team, Caterham Cars and Tony Fernandes

2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - 022011-08-28 - Team Lotus - Belgium - 01Proton, Group Lotus, 1Malaysia Racing Team and its owner Tony Fernandes are delighted to announce that the legal dispute in the English Courts relating to the “LOTUS” and “TEAM LOTUS” brands has now ended amicably with the parties agreeing settlement terms earlier this month.

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Mar 08

Force India says Team Lotus chiefs ‘charged’

Aerolab has also said it is pursuing Force India

London’s high court will not hear a civil espionage case involving the Force India and Team Lotus teams until early next year. Last year, Force India launched legal action against Lotus, its technical boss Mike Gascoyne and Italian wind tunnel Aerolab. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

Team Lotus unveils 2011 car

New Lotus called T128, not TL11
Team Lotus confirms no KERS for 2011 car

Our 2011 Challenger - the T128The Team Lotus 2011 challenger T128 was launched on Monday 31st January exclusively in Team Lotus Notes. The special launch edition of the team’s magazine has a number of first-see images of the 2011 car and insights from key players within Team Lotus into the design and build process of the new car, including people from the Aero, R&D and Vehicle Dynamics, Design and Senior Management Teams. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 17

Bahar thinks Lotus dispute to be solved soon

“I don’t think it will be a matter solved by English courts”

Toyota - Lotus - Dany Bahar - Akio ToyodaLotus LogoDany Bahar is still sure the Lotus branding debacle in formula one will not see the inside of the London High Court. After his outfit’s official Lotus Racing license was revoked, Tony Fernandes bought the ‘Team Lotus’ name just as Group Lotus was launching plans to enter F1 in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 22

End of Lotus Racing ‘a shame’ – Fernandes

“The migration to (the) Team Lotus brand has started” – Fernandes

2010-07-11 - Lotus F1 Racing - Tony FernandesTeam Lotus logoTony Fernandes’ F1 outfit is pushing ahead with the Team Lotus moniker, despite lingering expectations he might drop the name before the start of the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 17

Fernandes denies demanding too much for Lotus deal

 “We are pragmatic” – Fernandes

Lotus Logo2010-04-17 - Lotus F1 Racing - Tony Fernandes 01As the Lotus dispute rages on, Tony Fernandes has hit back at Dany Bahar’s claim that the parties did not unite in F1 due to his “ridiculous and absurd” demands. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

Image is everything

This has the potential to severely damaging Formula One

Flagworld - F12010-06-13_0389In a modern world where image is everything, businesses are becoming increasingly concerned with how they are presented to the public. Companies can no longer get away with a pig headed arrogant attitude and in an age when people are in constant communication it appears that it is no longer sufficient to simply rely on a logo on the side of a car to advertise a company. This has the potential to severely damaging Formula One where sponsorship money keeps the wheels turning. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

Cosworth reflects on successful return to Formula One

As an engine supplier following a three year absence

CosworthCosworth CA2010 F1 race engine - BLOODHOUND SSC 3Last month’s exciting finale to the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship marked the end of Cosworth’s first year back in the sport as an engine supplier following a three year absence, and saw the Northamptonshire engineering firm maintain its record for 100% race reliability with the Cosworth CA2010 engine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

Liuzzi in doubt as Force India eyes candidates

Autosprint magazine recalled 1989, when no fewer than 12 Italians lined up on the grid.

2011-11-13 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 052011-11-13 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 03Jarno Trulli’s place on the 2011 grid is secure, but the same is reportedly not true for Italian countryman Vitantonio Liuzzi. Reporting on Italy’s dwindling presence in formula one, Autosprint magazine recalled 1989, when no fewer than 12 Italians lined up on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 26

Kovalainen confirms staying at Lotus in 2011

Heikki Kovalainen has given the strongest sign yet that he is staying at Lotus for 2011.

2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 62010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 7The Malaysian team is yet to confirm its driver lineup for next year, but it is expected that Finn Kovalainen and fellow grand prix winner Jarno Trulli are staying put. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 24

Trulli getting ready for 2011 season at Lotus

Jarno Trulli on Wednesday hinted he expects to remain with the Lotus Racing team in 2011.

2010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 012010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 2The 36-year-old Italian has denied he is considering a switch to American NASCAR racing next year, but speculation linking other drivers with Trulli’s cockpit have persisted. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 19

Lotus name dispute escalates with Indycar deal

“We want to compete with the big buys” – Dany Bahar.

Indycar - Lotus-Cosworth09 - Lotus F1 RacingThe identity of the F1 team currently known as Lotus Racing moved further under a cloud on Thursday. The team’s official naming license has been withdrawn by the Proton-owned Group Lotus, and Tony Fernandes’ alternative plan to be called Team Lotus by buying that separate name is now subject to court proceedings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 15

Fernandes wants feedback on possible Lotus name change

“For me, the job I do doesn’t alter if the name changes.” -Mike Gascoyne

2010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen - Tony Fernandes 012010-10-10 - Lotus F1 Racing - Mike Gascoyne 01Tony Fernandes on Monday admitted he is not ruling out a name change for his formula one team in 2011. The Malaysian is locked in a bitter naming dispute with Group Lotus and its carmaker owner Proton. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 15

Preparing for service

Branson leaves Abu Dhabi with AirAsia uniform

2010-11-14 - Lotus F1 Racing - Sir Richard Branson - Tony Fernandes 22010-11-14 - Lotus F1 Racing - Sir Richard Branson - Tony Fernandes 1While Lotus Racing’s attention now turns to the young driver and tyre tests in Abu Dhabi, the team, AirAsia and their counterparts at Virgin Racing are busy preparing for Richard Branson’s inaugural flight as an AirAsia stewardess. In the midst of the celebrations on track last night Team Principal Tony Fernandes gave Richard an AirAsia uniform and pinned an AirAsia stewardess’ badge on the Virgin Racing boss and the two agreed how the bet would be settled. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Renault to sell 25pc F1 team stake on Wednesday – report

 “We’ll be there next year and in future seasons.” – Carlos Ghosn

2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 04Carlos GhosnA contract formalising the sale of French carmaker Renault SA’s minority shareholding in the Enstone based formula one team will be signed on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 12

Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test – Lotus Racing Driver Line-Up

Lotus Racing has today confirmed its driver line-up for the forthcoming Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi.

2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 32010-10-24 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 2The two drivers are Vladimir Arabadzhiev (Bulgaria) and Rodolfo González (Venezuela). Both drivers will be on track in chassis T127-02. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 11

Black and Gold – The Evolution of Lotus Racing

Lotus Racing to have black and gold livery in 2011

2010-11-11- Lotus Racing2010-06-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 03In a move that is certain to excite Lotus fans and followers of Formula One™ around the world, Lotus Racing has announced this morning that its cars will be running in a black and gold colour scheme from the 2011 Championship onwards. This move echoes the evolution of Lotus Formula One™ cars of the past by moving from the iconic green and yellow paint scheme of the first season to the much loved black and gold. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 10

Kovalainen to sit out Friday practice at finale

Heikki Kovalainen will sit out this weekend’s initial Friday practice session in Abu Dhabi.

2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 62010-07-24 - Lotus F1 Racing - Fairuz Fauzy 02The Finn will defer to Malaysian team Lotus Racing’s Kuala Lumpur born test driver Fairuz Fauzy, who has had a similar role at a few other grands prix this season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 10

Senna insists Lotus deal reports ‘ridiculous’

“There is nothing to it.  The stories are ridiculous”

2010-11-06 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna 092010-11-06 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna 11Bruno Senna has slammed reports he has agreed to switch from HRT to the team currently known as Lotus Racing for 2011. The reports emerged around the same time that it was suggested current Lotus driver Jarno Trulli had visited America recently to explore opportunities in NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 09

Gascoyne questions Group Lotus’ F1 strategy

“If they want to advertise their road cars, why spend so much money on it?”

2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 72010-08-01 - Lotus F1 Racing - Mike Gascoyne 01Mike Gascoyne has questioned Group Lotus’ apparent intention to enter formula one next year in collaboration with the Renault team. Gascoyne is the technical boss at the team currently known as Lotus Racing, but the official naming license has been revoked by Group Lotus for 2011 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

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