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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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    Team Lotus extends Formula One engine deal with Renault, will use KERS in 2012
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    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 ...

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    Official: Team Lotus renews deal with Renault, gets Red Bull KERS
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    Glancing down the F1 roster this year has lead to a little confusion for many. That's because there are two teams that lay claim to the Lotus name, and they're both powered by Renault. The French automaker and engine supplier is stuck in the middle of the naming-rights tug-of-war, but if you were ...

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    Official: Lotus vs Lotus legal battle ends in a draw
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    Say what you will about the state of Formula 1 racing today, but at least when the day is done, there's a winner and there are losers. The drawn-out legal battle between Group Lotus and Team Lotus, however, has come to a rather anticlimactic resolution. As you may recall, Group Lotus (that is, ...

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    Report: Caterham lineup set to expand under Team Lotus ownership
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    It was only a few months ago that we reported on Caterham's plans to expand its lineup. But a lot has happened since then, particularly for an automaker whose core product range is anchored in a design that goes back nearly six decades. Since the launch of the SP/300.R, Caterham was acquired by ...

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    Rumormill: Fernandes to rebrand AirAsia GP2 team as Caterham, F1 team to follow?
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    With the ink still drying on the contract between Team Lotus and Caterham Cars, rumors are already afoot as to what Tony Fernandes, the proud new owner of both, will do to bridge the divide. Fernandes is still in the middle of a naming rights battle with Group Lotus. The courts were due to ...

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    Official: Team Lotus buys Caterham, celebrates with special Seven [w/video]
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    Caterham Seven Team Lotus Special Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've been waiting a while for official confirmation, and it's finally here: Team Lotus has acquired British sportscar manufacturer Caterham. Both outfits lay claim to Lotus founder Colin Chapman's legacy ...

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    Rumormill: Team Lotus to acquire Caterham
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    Colin Chapman's legacy is a great one, without a doubt. But Lotus – the automaker and engineering firm he founded – isn't the only one wielding it these days. So, too, do a number of manufacturers that build "continuation" versions of the famed Lotus 7, chief among them Caterham. And ...

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    Team Lotus releases radical new T128 challenger
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    2011 Team Lotus T128 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Team Lotus has had a busy off-season, principally dealing with the naming rights dispute with Group Lotus and its new Renault team. That issue is still far from resolved, with both teams laying claim to the name, but the ...

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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 versus Lotus: Chapman's son picks a side
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    Lotus Renault F1 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We can quit wondering where the Chapman family stands on the whole Lotus F1 debacle. Colin Chapman's son, Clive, has announced that he and the rest of his clan are firmly behind Group Lotus, which has just announced a merger with ...

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    Gentlemen, Start Your Engines: Lotus, Williams confirm drivers for 2011
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    With the 2010 World Championship consigned to the history books, the Formula One grid is gearing up for next season. Sixteen out of twenty-four seats have already been spoken for as Lotus and Williams have each confirmed both their drivers. After Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes confirmed ...

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    Lotus Racing to return to classic JPS black and gold livery
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    The relationship between Lotus the automaker and Lotus the F1 racing team only seems to be getting more complicated. The name was licensed by Malaysian state automaker Proton to fellow Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandes for use by his F1 team. Then Fernandes announced he didn't need Proton's ...

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    Renault to sell F1 team to Lotus?
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    If you thought it was confusing for Red Bull to own two F1 teams, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Emerging reports from the F1 paddock seem to paving the way for not one, but two teams under the Lotus-Renault banner. The development stems from Renault's anticipated plan to scale back its F1 ...

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    Lotus Cars and Lotus F1 embroiled in naming rights dispute
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    Stick with us here, because this is going to get a little complicated. We have on the one hand Lotus Cars and Group Lotus. On the other we have the current Lotus F1 team. The former – producers of such sportscars as the Elise and the new Elite – is owned by Malaysian state automaker ...

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    Goodbye Lotus Racing-Cosworth, hello Team Lotus-Renault
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    Lotus-Cosworth T127 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What's in a name? Maybe not as much as there is in an engine, but given its misfortunes so far this season, the Lotus F1 team is on the verge of changing both. One of three new entries on the grid, Lotus has – like HRT and ...

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    Video: Lotus returns to Formula One with the launch of the T127
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    2010 Lotus T127 - Click above for high-res image gallery. Follow the jump to watch video.
    After 15 years, one of the most successful names in Formula One returns to the grid with the launch of the Lotus T127. Note that we said "name," not necessarily "team," since Lotus F1 Racing is not ...

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    Lotus back in F1, BMW Sauber gets new ownership
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    Lotus F1 racer - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Two major announcements came hot on the heels of one another on Tuesday that seem set to shake up the always turbulent Formula 1 series even further in 2010. First, Team Lotus will indeed be back on the starting grid next year to contest the ...

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    What's in a Name? Lotus to return to Formula One
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    With over a dozen teams all bidding to join a new cost-capped F1 next season, it would take a big name to stand out above the competition. Lotus ought to do the trick.Teaming up with veteran F1 team leader Mike Gascoyne, the Litespeed Formula 3 team has secured the rights to use the Lotus name for ...

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