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    Official: Kimi Raikkonen marks official return to F1 with Lotus test run [w/video]
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    Few drivers have caused the kind of speculation that Kimi Raikkonen has in the past few years alone. Will he take a Ferrari payoff and make way for Fernando Alonso? Will he find another ride in Formula One? Will he make it in the World Rally Championship? Will he make a real go of it in NASCAR? ...

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    Official: Lotus Renault GP calls Grosjean back up to partner Raikkonen
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    Consistency is paramount in racing, but sometimes a thorough shake-up is called for. And that's what's taking place at the Lotus Renault GP team next season. Not only is the team formerly known as Toleman, Benetton and Renault changing names once again to Lotus, but it's thoroughly shaking up ...

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    Official: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP
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    We expected Kimi Raikkonen to return to Formula 1, but we didn't expect it to be with Lotus. The 2007 world champion, as you may recall, left Ferrari and all of F1 at the end of 2009, competing in the meantime in the World Rally Championship and in NASCAR. Rumors of his potential return to F1 ...

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    Official: Robert Kubica won't be coming back next season
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    You haven't forgotten about Robert Kubica already, now have you? Of course not. Who could, after all, forget the first Formula One driver ever to come out of Poland, and one of the most promising talents in the sport. Unfortunately, Kubica's career was put on hold earlier this year when he ...

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    Report: Lotus, Renault and Virgin F1 teams change names for 2012
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    What's in a name? More than you might think, particularly in Formula One where two teams have been fighting for use of the Lotus moniker for a couple of years now. The battle, as you may recall, involves two outfits – neither of them directly owned by Lotus. One is based in Malaysia and ...

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    Official: Senna in, Grosjean up, Heidfeld out at Lotus Renault GP
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    The sidelining of Robert Kubica left big shoes to fill at the Lotus Renault GP team. After the Polish driver crashed out in a pre-season rally, the team was left scrambling to find a replacement. But rather than dip into its own considerable reserve of back-up drivers, the higher-ups opted to ...

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    Bruno Senna to take Heidfeld's place at Renault for Spa
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    Most drivers who fail in F1 fail downwards – that is, they drop down to another form of motorsport and change focus. But if your name is Senna, you fail up. Having tested for Honda before it closed up shop and quit F1, Bruno Senna took the only chance he had to get onto the grid when he ...

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    Report: Robert Kubica not expected to return to F1 before season's end
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    If you've been counting down the days until Robert Kubica returns to the Formula One grid, you may want to stop counting for now. The latest reports suggest that the Polish driver is not likely to return before the end of the season, if at all. Kubica, for those who may not recall, suffered a ...

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    Geneva 2011: Lotus flashes the black and gold with new racing cars
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    2011 Lotus Renault GP R31 and Evora GT4 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Picking a color scheme for a race car is usually a straightforward matter, but when Lotus opted to revive the black-and-gold combination of the classic John Player Special livery for its new Formula One car, things ...

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    Officially Official: Heidfeld to fill Kubica's seat at Lotus Renault GP
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    Filling the proverbial shoes of Robert Kubica is no easy task. The grand prix winner – one of only 102 in history – is the first Polish driver to make it in Formula One, and he is rated as one of the best in the business. Fill his space, though, is exactly what Renault has had to do ...

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    F1 teams wish Robert Kubica a speedy recovery at Jerez test
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    Speedy Recovery, Robert – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Formula One circus is in Jerez this weekend, testing the latest batch of racecars before the season kicks off next month in Bahrain. But something's missing. Someone actually, and that someone is Robert Kubica. The ...

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    Lotus Renault GP to evaluate Nick Heidfeld in Jerez for Kubica's seat
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    Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld launch the BMW Sauber F1.09
    A fast-paced world like Formula One can't afford to sit still, even when one of their own is down. So while Robert Kubica recovers in hospital, his Lotus Renault GP team is facing the tough decision of what to do in the meantime. ...

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    Followup: Kubica recovering as Renault weighs potential replacements
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    Robert Kubica arrives at Santa Corona hospital in Pietra Ligure, Italy
    The Lotus Renault GP team has issued another update on the progress of its star pilot Robert Kubica. The Polish driver, for those who haven't been following, crashed during the Ronde di Andorra in Italy on Sunday – ...

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    Followup: Injuries could force Kubica out of F1 season - if not entire career [w/video]
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    Kubica's crashed Skoda – Click above to watch video from surgeons' press conference after the jump
    With his recovery still in the critical phase after his accident, it is looking ever more likely that Robert Kubica will be out for the season, and possibly for the rest of his career. The ...

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    Robert Kubica medevac'd from crash at Ronde di Andora Rally [Updated]
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    Formula One teams take a huge risk when they let one of their star drivers contest other forms of motorsport during the offseason. Never mind questions of focus: crashes happen all the time in every motorsport discipline, and one false step can have disastrous consequences for both driver and ...

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    Lotus Renault GP launches its first car in the black (and gold)
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    2011 Lotus Renault GP R31 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Lotus Renault GP team has had a lot of names and owners over the years, and even more liveries. Not to be confused with Team Lotus (also powered by Renault engines this year) that unveiled its new green and yellow car ...

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    Lotus F1 naming dispute heading to court early with new livery, staff
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    Lotus Renault GP 2011 livery – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Group Lotus and Team Lotus weren't expected to get their day in court until the summer, but the two outfits are reportedly heading to trial next week to seek a resolution of the naming rights dispute that has emerged ...

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    Lotus Renault GP, Virgin confirm drivers for 2011
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    Jerome d'Ambrosio (above left) and Vitaly Petrov (above right) the latest drivers to be confirmed for 2011
    As we wind down the remaining days of the calendar year, the final few seats are closing for the 2011 Formula One World Championship after both Renault and Virgin have officially confirmed ...

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    Did Jacques Villeneuve turn down a ride with Lotus for 2011?
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    Former F1 and Indy champion Jacques Villeneuve is playing down reports that he was offered a ride with the new Lotus Renault GP team for next season. The French Canadian driver recently threw in the towel on any potential return to grand prix racing after repeated attempts to get back on the ...

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    Officially Official: Lotus Renault GP rolls up its sleeves
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    Lotus Renault GP livery – Click above for high-res image
    In the highly competitive environment that is Formula One racing, things can get a bit messy. Rivalries. Crashes. Underhanded maneuvers. Team orders. Scandals. But identity crises? This is a new one. But that's just what we're looking ...

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