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The long-running naming rights row surrounding the Lotus and Team Lotus brands has finally been resolved.

Car Choice: It's time for George to turn his back on the French

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Automotive boost for GKN

GKN posted forecast-beating results yesterday as growth in its automotive business helped to drive half-yearly pre-tax profits up by 14 per cent to £200m.

Heidfeld feels the heat as his wheelnut goes up in flames

Renault say a delay on a pit-stop caused by a problem with a wheel nut caused Nick Heidfeld's exhaust to overheat and set fire to his car yesterday.

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Car-chase duo gain second chances

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