Team Lotus adds Caterham branding from the British Grand Prix

Team Lotus will run with Caterham branding on its cars for the first time from this weekend's British Grand Prix

Team Lotus adds Caterham branding from the British Grand Prix

Tony Fernandes' company bought the British sportscar firm in April and had always intended to incorporate the brand into its Formula 1 programme. Its decals appeared on the team's GP2 arm AirAsia's cars in Valencia last month.

In addition to the Caterham logos, new sponsor GE's colours will also be on the Lotus cars from Silverstone.

"This is a big race for us, both in terms of track performance where we want to keep bringing down the gap to the midfield, and because we will see the GE and Caterham logos on the cars and across the whole team for the first time," said Fernandes.

"Being able to race with two such important additions to the team is a very big step forward for us - our partnership with GE is a clear sign that one of the most important members of the global business community shares our vision for the future of our team, and the plans for Caterham will start being revealed very soon.

"The long-term strategy for the Caterham Group is taking shape and we are all very excited about the direction we are taking, as I am sure our fans and our partners will be too."

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