Team Lotus Yet to Decide on Name Change

Earlier today, Team Lotus has confirmed that it has taken over British sportscar maker Caterham Cars, leading everyone to believe that the recent rumors regarding a potential rebranding of Tony Fernandes' Formula 1 team might be true.

Nevertheless, the AirAsia owner insisted that no decision has been made in regards to Team Lotus' name or logo, as everyone is expecting the High Court's decision on the naming dispute against British carmaker Group Lotus.

This isn't being done just in case we lose the case,” Fernandes told the Reuters news agency, referring to his company's legal battle against Group Lotus. “I and the shareholders want to wait and see what happens with the court case and then we'll make plans from there.

After hearing both sides of the story in the legal dispute for the name of “Lotus” in Formula 1, London's High Court is to give its final verdict on the matter in early May. Until then, both Team Lotus and Lotus Renault GP – the team Group Lotus wants to become its official entry in the F1 championship – will race under the same names.

According to Dutch website, Fernandes & Co have already registered some new Internet domains in the wake of the Caterham buyout – including and – following recent rumors that the Malaysian businessman has secured a new title sponsorship deal with Angolan state oil company Sonangol.

Should Team Lotus Enterprise lose its naming battle against Group Lotus a few weeks from now, the Norfolk-based organization could switch name into Sonangol Caterham F1.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories