F1: Lotus prepared to use Mercedes if Renault deal flops

Lotus F1 CEO Matthew Carter remains confident that the Renault takeover of the Enstone-based team will move ahead - but he admits that the deal is not yet done.Carter added that the team is still preparing for the possibility that it will have to stick with Mercedes power in 2016."Renault issued a letter of intent," Carter told the official F1 website. "So behind the scenes, the...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Lotus F1 boss shoots down rumors of Renault buyout

Lotus F1 CEO Matthew Carter insists that Renault has not made a formal offer to acquire the team, despite suggestions in the paddock that a deal is almost done. In recent months Renault talked to all the midfield teams about a possible takeover. However, the French company's history with Enstone outfit makes Lotus an obvious choice, if the financial issues surrounding the team can...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Lotus releases first images of Mercedes-powered 2015 F1 car

Lotus has released images of the new E23, the first car from the Enstone team to be powered by Mercedes. The most notable visible aspect of the car is its conventional nose, which doesn't have an ugly extension like most teams. "Improvements within our design, aero and simulation departments have all contributed to the development of a car which is a huge step forward," said team...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Lotus to use Mercedes power beginning 2015

Lotus has now formally confirmed that it will use Mercedes power from next season, after the team successfully completed the paperwork for its exit from Renault. The deal will last “until the end of the current Power Unit generation,” and as part of it Lotus will become a partner of Petronas. The Enstone team will continue to build its own gearbox “We intend to return to the...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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