Team to keep 'Lotus' chassis name - Fernandes


Tony Fernandes has denied he will have to change the name of his Formula One team.

Fernandes not changing Team Lotus name
Fernandes not changing Team Lotus name

Photo by: Hazrin Yeob Men Shah

Despite the Malaysian millionaire Fernandes retaining the rights to the Team Lotus name after a court battle with Group Lotus, F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone suggested the actual chassis might need to be called something else - perhaps Caterham - in 2012.

Fernandes, however, denies this.

"We have the spirit of Team Lotus and the team has always raced with the Lotus chassis name. We are not changing," he is quoted in French by

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Bernie Ecclestone
Teams Team Lotus
Tags caterham, fernandes, lotus