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Poll: What next? (169 member(s) have cast votes)

New name

  1. Genii (38 votes [22.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.49%

  2. Brabham (6 votes [3.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.55%

  3. Toleman (14 votes [8.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.28%

  4. Raikkonen (63 votes [37.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.28%

  5. Caterham (9 votes [5.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.33%

  6. Something else. Please explain (39 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

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#1 H0R

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:16

No other team has had more names in it's history. From Toleman to Benetton to Renault to Lotus and now Lotus has dropped out from Lotus. Which makes me wonder what the next colourful name for Enstone's finest might be.

Edited by H0R, 06 April 2012 - 15:19.


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#2 jrg19

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:16

Enstone F1 team?

#3 engel

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:17

Briatore's Thong Emporium?

(yeah I had to go there)

#4 redbroccoli

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:19

As said in the other thread, "The team formally known as Renault aka Toleman and Benetton."

#5 Buttoneer

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:22

Ice One.

#6 Starish

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:22

Lopez wouldn't rename it something without historical value, I'm sure he knows he could name it Genii or Enstone or whatever, but its the name that means a lot to Lopez i get that vibe from him. I could see the revival of a brand if the Lotus foray turns sour maybe even the birth of a new manufacturer.

#7 RedOne

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:31

George Agdgdgwngo

#8 MikeTekRacing

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:33

so we went from 2 Lotus teams to none yet neither teams changed ownership?

#9 DanardiF1

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:36

Think Toleman would be cool. Don't know why they wouldn't just stick with Lotus though, it's only the title sponsorship that's gone, I'm thinking there's also an naming contract as well that's separate to the sponsorship.

#10 zepunishment

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:38

George Agdgdgwngo


He's already lined up a sponsorship deal with HRT apparently.


#11 DanardiF1

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:39

Lopez wouldn't rename it something without historical value, I'm sure he knows he could name it Genii or Enstone or whatever, but its the name that means a lot to Lopez i get that vibe from him. I could see the revival of a brand if the Lotus foray turns sour maybe even the birth of a new manufacturer.


He and Bernie were interested in buying Saab were they not?

#12 HAM

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:45

Lotus Green and Lotus Brown to make it easy.

#13 Trust

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:48

Kimi's team.

#14 RedOne

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:48

He's already lined up a sponsorship deal with HRT apparently.


Sounds promising

#15 kosmos

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 15:50

Sell the name of the team to any sponsor with big pockets.

#16 artista

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:04

Ice One.

Taking into consideration how all the press keeps talking about 'Kimi's car' and 'Kimi's team', Ice One would be the most appropriate name. :p
Or maybe Ice Two, to distinguish it from the Motocross and the Rally team.

#17 BackmarkerUK

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:05

Enstone F1 team?


If they do have to rename the team, then this is my favourite option.

#18 jcbc3

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:08

Idjiits United

#19 Cavani

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:12

Unilever F1 team

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#20 Myrvold

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:13

Voted other. Enstone F1 :)

#21 IceSkyrim

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:15

"You know Who"

"Dandruff Busters"

"Caffe Expresso"

"MecaBlack"

"Whiteways"

Edited by IceSkyrim, 07 April 2012 - 14:31.


#22 mursuka80

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:16

Raikkonen Robertson Racing. :p

#23 Timstr11

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:17

'Head & Shoulders'

#24 Radoye

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:18

Last year we had Lotus Renault - Renault, maybe next year Renault Lotus - Renault will be in order :D :drunk:



#25 UPRC

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:19

Whatever they change their name to, I will still call them only one name. Enstone. Their location has become synonymous with the identity of the team. Enstone is to this team as Maranello is to Ferrari.

#26 Slartibartfast

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:21

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#27 fabr68

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:23

Boullier GP

#28 Risil

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:26

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#29 Baddoer

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:30

Lopez Racing

#30 jeze

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:37

Benetton - and paint the car blue please! :love:

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#31 Cavani

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:40

so the black and gold livery will be pontless now as the team parted way with lotus ?

#32 chrisblades85

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:47

What a joke this is. Treating the Lotus name like the way they and now this. Colin Chapman must be turning in grave, even more now.

#33 Fastcake

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:48

Kimi's team.


Unilever F1 team


Why not merge the two?

Kimi's Magnum team :smoking:

#34 Sammyosammy

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:54

Ice One....


...Racing


#35 Dunder

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:56

Lamborghini.

I am expecting zero involvement from the car maker but that doesn't seem to matter to the Enstone based team.

#36 UPRC

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:57

How about Identity Crisis F1 Team?

Or Schizophrenia GP. Next year they could come to each race with a totally different name and, just for the heck of it, a different team principal for each race.

Edited by UPRC, 06 April 2012 - 16:59.


#37 hunnylander

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:00

Magnum F1 Racing

#38 Les

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:01

Force Luxembourg

#39 GrzegorzChyla

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:05

I think it is easy.
General format of team names is:

<sponsor> <team name> Team

so since <sponsor> is/was 'Lotus' then <team name> is ... F1

:-)


But seriously - Toleman would be great!

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#40 InfectedPumpkin

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:06

Enstone F1 Team :D

#41 John Player

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:07

Toleman!!! back to its roots

or Benetton
but that would be free publicity too.

#42 Brandz07

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:12

Double R? :lol:

#43 Burai

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:20

Team Lotus F1 Team

#44 Anonymous

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2017: Total Joke Racing
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#45 seltaeb

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:29

What a joke. Black Lotus had no right to bitch about Green Lotus given the shenanigans that black Lotus has been engaged in prior to and since the legal battle. After all this, they should be stripped of the rights to the name and it should be bequeathed to Tony Fernandez free of charge. And they should buy him dinner for his trouble.

#46 Bloggsworth

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:31

Bray

#47 gbl

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:32

I forgive Kimi for not knowing the answer on Top Gear.

#48 Rob G

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:36

Puff Daddy Racing

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Indeed. A total joke. FIA would be wise to do something about this name juggling.

#50 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:45

None of the Lotus incarnations, should be allowed to add and soil the Lotus pedigree, was stupid in the Green version and even more stupid in the Black.

I have no good idea / suggestion for a name, but being old fashioned why the heck not call it what your company is called?

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