Lotus will compete in GP2 and GP3 with ART Grand Prix in 2011

Lotus will continue to expand its involvement in motorsport through providing technical and engineering support to a team in the F1-feeder series, GP2.

Lotus Motorsport has announced it will be collaborating with ART Grand Prix during the 2011 GP2 (Europe and Asia series) and GP3 series.

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Lotus ART will field two cars in the GP2 Europe and GP2 Asia series and three cars in the GP3 Europe series.

It comes after news that the Lotus F1 team will be allowed to revive the Team Lotus name for 2011, tying it officially with the team that won seven F1 Constructers Championships and six F1 Driver Championships between 1963 and 1978.

Gino Rosato, director of corporate communications at Lotus said: "Lotus is proud to be partnering ART Grand Prix and in doing so uniting with the most successful and recognised team in GP2 Series. We come together with a common goal: to continue our great success in motorsport."

Frédéric Vasseur, team manager of ART Grand Prix said: "It is a fantastic opportunity for ART Grand Prix to be working with Lotus. The goal is clear: winning together the future GP2 and GP3 championships."

ART Grand Prix won the 2006 GP2 title with Lewis Hamilton.

Andrew Papworth

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23 September 2010

"It comes after news that the Lotus F1 team will be allowed to revive the Team Lotus name for 2011" - or will they? Loads of rumours about this one... Lotus F1 press conference tomorrow should provide at least some answers...

23 September 2010

So Lotus Cars will be competing head-to-head against Team Lotus in GP2 next year...

Can someone at Lotus please sort out your brand? How can you expect to compete with Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin when you can't even manage who controls your brand name and logo?

23 September 2010

Of the new teams they're the ones who have done the best job. Mike Gascoyne is who they have to thank for that. He's got the experience and ability to take a team from the back of the grid to the upper mid-field. I'd like to see if he can then win championships too.

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