• Sep 30, 2011
Team Lotus of Formula One confirmed it will extend its engine deal with Renault through the end of 2013. The team, headed by entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, announced at the Singapore Grand Prix that it will employ a Red Bull-developed KERS system starting in 2012. Fernandes said the Team Lotus-Renault-Red Bull deal will put the team on a more even playing field:
We have done the very best job we can this year but without that extra power we are always competing on a different level to the teams ahead, so to give our drivers that boost is a key element of helping us catch the cars ahead, and compete with them when we do so.
Renault Sport F1 head Jean-François Caubet said KERS – a system that transforms kinetic energy into useable power, providing Formula One racers with a six-second, 80-horsepower boost – is essential to competitive performance in F1.


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      ross
      • 3 Years Ago
      This post looks like blatant press release plagiarism. At least try to show the right team's car.
      Phil Haddad
      • 3 Years Ago
      Um. Wrong car guys. You are talking about the green and yellow car Team Lotus, not Lotus-Renault... Come on!
      Phil Haddad
      • 3 Years Ago
      Um. Wrong car guys. You want a pic of the green and yellow Team Lotus car not the Lotus-Renault car... Come on!
      moro
      • 3 Years Ago
      Team Lotus headed by Fernandes has green cars driven by Trulli and Kovalainen Black/gold car pictured is of Lotus Renault GP (current drivers - Senna and Petrov)
      MackArtoo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hardly ever post here but this mistake is just too much to let it go. I know the entire Formula 1 Lotus thing is a bit messy but come on... guys... ;P
      acdaazn
      • 3 Years Ago
      someone messed up big time... you want the GREEN lotus, not the BLACK one... is this what happens after you fire all your experienced staff writers?
      tjon901
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe this post should have been made by someone who watches F1
      Mike Schriber
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh come on! Old news (not just slice off the mold and eat the rest old, it's throw the whole stinking mass out before it evolves old) and a picture of the wrong friggen car. This just makes you wonder how many other Autoblog stories are wrong and we just don't know it because you can't read Automotive News for free.
      Lemon
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Red Bull KERs system? That should work well....
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Narom
      • 3 Years Ago
      This was announced 5 days ago. On the pulse again I see.
      • 2 Years Ago
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