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India's Karun Chandhok will replace Jarno Trulli for Team Lotus at this weekend's German Grand Prix as the outfit continue their search for a first Formula One point. Chandhok raced for fellow strugglers Hispania for the first half of last season and was named Team Lotus reserve for this campaign behind Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen.

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Caterham gears up for China sales

The Chinese appear to have developed a taste for traditional British sports cars, with Caterham Cars announcing that its famous Seven will be sold there.

Tony Fernandes wants talks with West Ham owners

Tony Fernandes has told West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold the ball is in their court regarding his bid to buy the club.

Lotus cuts jobs at Norfolk factory

Lotus is planning to axe up to 99 jobs at its Norfolk car plant in Hethel. The news comes less than two months after the sports car manufacturer failed to secure a government loan to expand the site.

Sullivan dismisses 'two bob' offer for Hammers

West Ham chairman David Sullivan dismissed Tony Fernandes's bid to buy the club as derisory.

Air Asia owner makes West Ham offer

Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes has today confirmed making an offer to buy West Ham.

Renault chief wants Sutil to face charges

Force India driver Adrian Sutil could face police questioning after allegations were made against him of physical assault and grievous bodily harm. Sutil was reported to have been involved in an incident with Eric Lux, the chief executive of Genii Capital, which owns the Renault GP Formula One team, after the Chinese Grand Prix on 17 April.

Ron Hickman: Lotus car designer and inventor of the Black & Decker Workmate

South-African born Ron Hickman not only worked as a car designer for Lotus, but invented the iconic Black & Decker Workmate, which became a must-have piece of equipment for any DIY enthusiast.

Karun Chandhok Lotus debut ends with crash

Karun Chandhok was left red-faced after his first drive in the Team Lotus Formula One car lasted less than a minute before the Indian spun on the track and crashed into a barrier on Friday.

BP plans to sell Duckhams

Oil giant BP today announced plans to sell Duckhams, the engine lubricants brand it has owned for around 40 years.

Ron Hickman – car designer and creator of Black & Decker Workmate – dies at 78

As the director of Lotus Engineering in the 1960s, Ron Hickman – who died yesterday at the age of 78 – was responsible for the seductive lines of the Elan sports car.

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