Kovalainen not sure what 'Lotus' to be called in 2011

Heikki Kovalainen has admitted he is not sure what his F1 team for the 2011 season will be called. That's not because the Finn is set to leave his current Malaysian employer, but because 'Lotus Racing' is locked in a bitter naming dispute with...

Heikki Kovalainen has admitted he is not sure what his F1 team for the 2011 season will be called.

That's not because the Finn is set to leave his current Malaysian employer, but because 'Lotus Racing' is locked in a bitter naming dispute with Group Lotus.

The Turun Sanomat newspaper insists that Kovalainen's new contract for the 2011 season is secure.

But as for what 'Lotus' will be called next year, he answered: "I can't really say.

"I can't worry about it. Let's see what will happen," added the 29-year-old.

No matter the name of the team, Kovalainen said he is feeling upbeat about 2011.

"The Renault engines and Red Bull gearboxes will certainly increase our reliability and give more ability for the designers to build better aerodynamics around them," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Heikki Kovalainen