Naming dispute holding up more Lotus news

More announcements from the F1 team Lotus have been deferred indefinitely until the naming dispute with the British sports car maker of the same name is resolved. Finland's Turun Sanomat newspaper echoed the widespread paddock view that Renault...

More announcements from the F1 team Lotus have been deferred indefinitely until the naming dispute with the British sports car maker of the same name is resolved.

Finland's Turun Sanomat newspaper echoed the widespread paddock view that Renault engines will power Tony Fernandes' cars in 2011, which will surely be driven once again by Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli.

But the naming dispute is a major worry for the team, with Group Lotus challenging its legal right to use the separate Team Lotus title, having withdrawn the official license for the current Lotus Racing moniker.

"I cannot say anything about staying with Lotus except that it will probably happen," Italian driver Trulli is quoted as saying.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Heikki Kovalainen
Teams Team Lotus