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Posted on May 30, 2011
Team Lotus | James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1 | Page 32

Tony Fernandes says that following the judgement delivered last Friday on the Lotus vs Team Lotus row, he has no need to change his chassis name, as his rivals claim. The judge in the High Court ruled that Team Lotus, owned by Fernandes’ consortium, had the right to race in F1, and that their rights came with the logo and the goodwill. However he also ruled that they are not to use the name “Lotus” on its own. Rivals from the Group Lotus-sponsored Renault team, claim that this means Fernandes will not be able to continue to use Lotus as More…

Posted on May 27, 2011
Team Lotus | James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1 | Page 32

The High Court in London has ruled that Tony Fernandes’ Team Lotus does have the right to use the Team Lotus name in F1. Group Lotus has indicated that it is likely to appeal and the judge acknowledges that the ruling, which leaves two Lotus entities in F1, is confusing for fans. Both sides are claiming it as a win, when it leaves neither with all of what they needed. However Fernandes does not have the right to simply “Lotus” on its own and this could present some difficulties as the chassis is currently a Lotus. One could argue that More…

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Posted on May 18, 2011
Team Lotus | James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1 | Page 32

Team Lotus chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne believes that the updates on its car, which will be rolled out in Spain this weekend, will be worth “about a second (per lap)”. Although no teams stand still in terms of development at this time of year, a second off Lotus’ lap time would put them into the midfield, around where Force India and Williams are and certainly into the second part of knockout qualifying. “It’s (the update) all built around the rear end,” says Gascoyne. “It’s a Red Bull style diffuser package. It’s a very big step, far bigger than you More…

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