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didn't realize Ham won that many wet races.

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Agreed. I too was a bit surprised and disappointed. All I can think is that it has more to do with decreased aero grip and lack of driver aides, than skill.

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wow, the car sounds amazing. 1st time i've heard the V10 cars.

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Rosburg!!! & Schumacher
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good race today!

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Wow, P2 & P3 for Lotus today in Bahrain! GO TEAM LOTUS!!

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YES!!!!! Great free advertising !!! How many millions of people now have heard of Lotus? Even saw Kimi crack a smile! Great job by the team. Don
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Wow! Formula One rocks! Raikkonen and Grosjean really put it together. First double podium since when? the 1970's?

Now if only my cable company would have chosen to broadcast it ......
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another great F! day!

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yep, Lotus is starting to get it done!

Sucks Hamilton got raped again. lol

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Another great race. Lotus looks great this year. They took 1-2 for fastest laps of the race and increased their lead over Ferrari for the year
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I love TiVo. I enjoy not having to wake up so early to watch.

The GP2 race was also a great Lotus showing.
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Not a great day on the 50th anniversary of their first F1 win (in Monaco).

That said, I still think they show great promise for this year, which will probably be the last year of the Lotus name in F1.


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Not a great day on the 50th anniversary of their first F1 win (in Monaco).

That said, I still think they show great promise for this year, which will probably be the last year of the Lotus name in F1.


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The Enstone team has chosen to fire its titled sponsors "lotus"

There is a writeup on formula 1 website. I forget what their new title will be to replace "lotus" but microsoft will be among the new sponsors.
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While it has been reported that the team has ended their "sponsorship" agreement, the team remain committed to the Lotus name for the foreseeable future probably until a) some backroom deal between Lopez and Proton/DRB-Hicom/Lotus becomes apparent or b) necessarily, approved once again by the other constructors (who may have little interest after the last round of name-changes) or both...

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The team's on-track success has been played out against a backdrop of financial upheaval, with owner Genie Capital having terminated a lucrative longterm sponsorship deal with Group Lotus -- owned by the Malaysian car manufacturer Proton.

The UK-based outfit will, however, continue to race under one of the most famous names in motorsport.

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Team principal Eric Boullier insists that there are sufficient sponsorship deals to plug the monetary gap created by Group Lotus' departure.

"We have not lost our title sponsor -- not in the real sense of the word lost. We have decided to end the contract, or the agreement, we had with them at the middle of last year," Boullier told the official F1 website.

"We wanted to change our strategy, and actually we are, if I may say so, wealthier than we were before. We have bigger budgets this year and will keep the name Lotus under a license agreement.

"We have signed some big names as sponsors. If you look at my shirt, there are two new names on it. We have been able to sign deals with Unilever and Microsoft, which are two really big names."

Boullier said the Bahrain race was a fitting tribute to the work put in by the team -- who previously competed under the Renault name.

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"It was a fantastic reward. We haven't performed in that mode since 2006," he said.

"The fact is we were expecting to deliver something after the first three races, but we had to come to terms with the little glitches we had. When that was done -- voila -- it finally worked."

Boullier said there was a good relationship building between experienced former Ferrari driver Raikkonen, who is is in his 10th F1 campaign, and Frenchman Grosjean -- a 26-year-old who has yet to complete a full season.
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Who's going to watch the Montreal GP this weekend? After Raikkonen's poor performance in Monaco, I'm hoping for a rebound weekend.

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