Posted Jul 15th 2011 5:04AM
The new Lotus has made a comeback less successful in F1 in 2010 after being out of the sport since 1994. But there appears to be a lot of Lotus F1 cars on the grid for the 2011 season. Thus, in addition to the Lotus team (formerly known as the Lotus F1), which is a privately owned team, Lotus Group has bought the share as part of the Renault F1 team to create the Lotus Renault GP. So while there are two Lotus F1 team for the network, not only support the factory.
The job of team president Gerard Lopez said: “We are delighted that we can now make public the news that we buy as Lotus Renault GP in 2011.”
For fans, it will be difficult to identify which is which, as both teams come with inspired by the JPS sponsored race cars of the 1970s, and since both teams are also using Renault engines, their performance should be about very well. So expect an internal battle between two teams of Lotus F1. But there will be a battle off the field. Group wants to pull out of Lotus Lotus Team Lotus, which it wants to be the only team with that name. Tony Fernandes, owner of Team Lotus, says he will fight to keep the name to indicate that the activities of F1 Lotus have always been separated from their road car business.
This case is treated in court next year. Until then, expect the fight back to the characters of those two look alike, and similar-sounding teams.