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The new Lotus Formula 1, backed by LADA, was presented to the press!

It was under a thick gray and freezing cold has been unusual in Valencia on Monday unveiled the world's media that the new Lotus R31 will participate in 2011 World Championship Formula 1. Adorned with the iconic black and gold colors were those of the British brand in the '70s and '80s, this car also sports on the sides of the cockpit of the famous little boat LADA. Having already supported last year the deceased Renault F1 Team, the first Russian carmaker has indeed become an official partner of this year's successor now known as Lotus Renault GP.  The presentation ceremony of the car took place at 12.35 in the presence of race drivers Robert Kubica and Vitaly Petrov, the President of Lotus Renault GP Gerard Lopez, Eric Boullier, Team Principal and Technical Director James Allison. He explained what has been the team approach in the design of the R31:"The words" aggressive "and" innovative "are very popular in Formula 1 right now. But they seem appropriate in for the R31. It is true to say that it was drawn with ambition and a look to confirm his appearance that his whole concept differs not only from the car last year but all those previously produced by this team. " Eric Boullier, for his part expressed his trust and paid tribute to the enormous effort in recent months by the Enstone team: "All the work this winter has focused on a major step forward for 2011. result is a car, new to 92% compared to the Renault R30. But technological innovation is not the only key to performance. Since last year, we reviewed our internal operations and our overall efficiency s is increased by 15%. It means that we should be more competitive than last year on the track and in the factory. " 

Image - La nouvelle Lotus Formula 1, par soutenue LADA, a été présentée à la presse!

A beautiful optimism shared by Gerard Lopez: "For Genii Capital (note: team owner) and Lotus Renault GP, the 2011 season will be that of implementation. We now own 100% of the team and we attack this championship with the intention to continue to do things our way, but always with humility. I welcome the arrival of Lotus Cars, a new title sponsor ambitious long-term commitment with us. Renault, Total and LADA have chosen continue to accompany us and we thank them warmly for their effective contribution. Our ambition for 2011 is to continue our march up the grid, taking every opportunity and do better than last year, the drivers' championship as the constructors' championship. We feel ready for this new challenge." Vitaly Petrov, credited with 27 points in 2010 for his first season in Formula 1, this Tuesday will be the first to take the wheel of the Lotus R31. An opportunity that the Russian judge exciting: "It's very exciting to start my second season in F1 and I'm excited to try this wonderful car. With one year of experience behind me, I feel more confident and determined to give the best of myself. I want to do well and fight fiercely for this team. " Polish teammate Robert Kubica, 136 points and three podium finishes last year, appears also very eager to ride the track Wednesday and Thursday: "After a long winter break, you always feel ready to jump in the car. For Currently, it is difficult to predict the competitiveness of our package, but engineers have relied on innovative design and that's fine. " In addition to the two race drivers, the third drivers were also presented. Brazilian Bruno Senna and Romain Grosjean French forces to bring new team drivers for the Czech Jan Charouz, China's Ho-Pin Tung and Malaysian Fairuz Fauzy (who could not attend the presentation because Commitments in GP2 Asia Series) were also confirmed as reservists and members of the Lotus Renault GP Academy. Go to this these Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on the same circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia for the first three test sessions that will probably better understand what this beautiful Lotus R31 supported in letters of gold LADA in the belly ...

Image - La nouvelle Lotus Formula 1, par soutenue LADA, a été présentée à la presse!


The world's fastest Lada

Renault has released new pictures of its 2010 Formula One car complete with Lada branding.
Yesterday it was revealed Renault would carry Lada logos on its cars as part of a sponsorship deal with Lada’s Russian parent firm AvtoVaz, which Renault owns a 25 per cent stake in.

The move is intended to promote the sport in Russia. Renault has signed Russia’s Vitaly Petrov as one of its drivers and prime minister Vladimir Putin has endorsed the deal ahead as part of Moscow’s plans to host a grand prix in the Russian capital.