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Renault F1 chairman Gerard Lopez dismissed concern yesterday that his Lotus-backed team's new black and gold livery could fall foul of anti-tobacco legislation.

Lotus-Renault retain Petrov

Despite earning 27 points to team-mate Robert Kubica's 136 last season Russia's first grand prix driver, Vitaly Petrov, has signed a two-year contract extension at Lotus-Renault that will take him to the end of the 2012 season.

Lotus name dispute intensifies in Formula One

The ongoing battle over the Lotus name in Formula One has today scaled new heights with Group Lotus joining forces with Renault.

Diary: Bono and the art of creation

"Creating art that has never been done before is the reason I get out of bed in the morning," diminutive U2 frontman Paul "Bono" Hewson has informed The New York Times, before comparing his latest work with that of Rilke, William Blake, Wim Wenders and Roy Lichtenstein. The project in question? Spider-Man, the musical, which begins previews on Broadway next week after a postponement for extra rehearsals. The man Tony Blair thought would make a better Prime Minister than Gordon Brown – a singer, activist, hotelier, sometime newspaper editor and leading investor in "arguably the worst run institutional fund of any size in the United States" – went on, "If the only wows you get from Spider-Man are visual, special-effect, spectacular-type wows, and not wows from the soul and the heart, we will all think that we've failed." Perhaps anticipating more critical "hmms" than "wows", Paul plans to be in Australia when the curtain rises on the first performance.

Trevor Taylor: Racing driver who overcame bad luck on the track to forge a successful career

Trevor Taylor had a reputation for being unlucky, a hard charger whose "number two" Lotus always seemed to be the one that went wrong, or to whom the big accidents always happened. Blessed with the affability of the Yorkshireman, he was a man at peace with himself and his racing achievements – a one-time hell raiser, long since tamed, who loved to talk as much about his children as he did his days in the driving seat.

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Peter Warr: Racing driver and team manager who nurtured the careers of Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna

Peter Warr was best known for his management of the Lotus, Wolf and Fittipaldi Formula 1 teams in the Seventies and Eighties.

Tycoons battle for pole position over the Lotus name

The British sports-car maker is adamant the Formula One team has no right to use its name, report Joe Saward and Sarah Arnott

Lotus confirm Formula One rebranding

Lotus Racing is to be rebranded Team Lotus from next season as the marque rediscovers its roots.

Lotus Elise

The Lotus Elise is back, and yes, it's as good as ever

Mid season sponsor boost for F1 teams, but cash is still short

Even with Autonomy and Maxis adding to the sport's coffers, it is still well down on last season

Car Choice: How to stay hot but not get too thirsty

Ben Garside wants a used car and has sent me a list: Ford Puma, Mark 2 VW Golf GTI, Toyota Celica 1.8 petrol, the 130hp turbo-diesel versions of the previous-model Seat Ibiza, Skoda Fabia, and VW Polo. However, his point is that most of the petrol hot hatches he has considered have poor fuel economy – under 40mpg – which Ben finds hard to accept, having driven a diesel and got 50+ mpg, as well as good performance.

Lotus concerned by lack of pace

Lotus Racing head into the new Formula One season with their only concern surrounding their lack of pace.

Bodywork tweaks and engine changes for the Lotus Elise

Lotus has introduced a series of improvements for what it is already describing – in February 2010 – as the 2011 model year Elise.

Ferrari secretive in Formula One testing

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel was quickest in Formula One pre-season testing today but much of the session was again disrupted by rain.

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