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Posted on November 30, 2010
Team Lotus | James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1 | Page 35

The FIA has just issued the entry list for next year’s world championship. Ten of the 24 seats have yet to be filled and the main story is that Tony Fernandes’ team, which was known as Lotus Racing this year is officially registered as Team Lotus, the historic name that Fernandes purchased, or is in the process of purchasing, from David Hunt. Team Lotus won 79 Grands Prix and seven constructors’ championships in its original guise, between 1958 and 1994. At the same time the team is retaining the two drivers from this season Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen, meaning More…

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Posted on September 27, 2010
Team Lotus | James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1 | Page 35

The row over the use of the Lotus brand in F1 has been bubbling under the surface for a long time and today it went public. Proton, the owner of Group Lotus, which makes road cars said that the F1 team had no rights to use the name Lotus. This followed an announcement at the weekend that Tony Fernandes’s Lotus F1 team had acquired the rights to the Team Lotus name from David Hunt, who has owned it since 1994. From next season Tony Fernandes’ outfit will be called Team Lotus. He has made this move in order to bring More…

Posted on September 6, 2010
Team Lotus | James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1 | Page 35

This is the first view of onboard camera footage from Karun Chandhok’s run on the new Korean Grand Prix circuit in a Red Bull Racing F1 car. There is an out-lap, a hot-lap and an in-lap to watch. The 3.49 mile circuit track has 18 corners and engineers tell me that it will be quite a long lap, something like 1m 40 seconds, similar to Spa. The circuit features a straight over 1.2 kilometres long, which dominates the first sector of the lap and some interesting corners thereafter. There are quite a few walls lining the track, particularly in the More…



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