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Rumour - Lotus to change F1 team name?

Formula one team Lotus could be set to change its name for the 2011 season. The Malaysian-owned team currently uses the historic name under license by Lotus Cars, the British sports car maker based in Norfolk. The rumour about the Tony ...

Formula one team Lotus could be set to change its name for the 2011 season.

The Malaysian-owned team currently uses the historic name under license by Lotus Cars, the British sports car maker based in Norfolk.

The rumour about the Tony Fernandes-run team losing the name for Formula One was reported by well-known French commentator Jean-Louis Moncet in his Auto Plus column.

He said there are two reasons for the decision, the first being the damaging reports about Lotus being sued by Force India and an Italian wind tunnel for allegedly stealing intellectual property.

But another reason is that Lotus Cars wants to prioritise the use of its name for its motor racing programmes within the United States.

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