Many rumours have been doing the rounds of late suggesting name changes for both the Team Lotus and Lotus Renault GP teams, with Team Lotus looking likely to be renamed Caterham, and Lotus Renault GP taking up the Lotus moniker for their chassis to reflect their title sponsor.
Up until now it was thought however that some teams, including Ferrari, might block such a move, but according to Autosport this is not the case:
Ferrari is happy to see Team Lotus and Renault change names next year, but has made it clear it wants a framework laid out to ensure that such identity swaps do not become regular.
A meeting of the Formula 1 Commission in Geneva on November 3 will vote on whether or not Team Lotus can become Caterham, and Renault can switch to Lotus, for 2012.
Source: Autosport – Ferrari: No issue with Lotus name change
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