Lotus Renault GP to adopt Lotus chassis name from 2012

Lotus Renault press release

Lotus Renault GP can confirm that, from 2012, it will adopt Lotus as its chassis name.

Vitaly Petrov, Lotus Renalut F1 Team
Vitaly Petrov, Lotus Renalut F1 Team

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Following a meeting of the F1 commission last week, the team's request to change the chassis name was approved and has been officially announced by the FIA today. It will be reflected in the Constructors' Championship lists from 2012 onwards.

Eric Boullier, Lotus Renault GP Team Principal & MD: "We are very pleased that our chassis name change has been approved. We have said all along that, in the interests of the sport, it is important that we remove any ambiguity on this matter.

It is also important that there are clearly identifiable teams on the grid, and today's announcement goes some way towards ensuring that. It is the start of another chapter for Enstone, but not a whole new beginning. The team's history and experience will allow us to take up this challenge with a controlled and swift process. We're very much looking forward to 2012."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Vitaly Petrov
Tags boullier, lotus renault